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Key Issues:
  • Nokia kicks off pre-MWC race, jostling Ericsson in C-RAN and LTE-A Pro
  • Cisco fills the gap in its IoT stack with $1.4bn Jasper purchase
Comment:
  • Report: Google poised to endorse Qualcomm’s server processors
  • Apple LiFi and wireless charging rumors persist
  • Broadcasters fight losing battle as EC speeds up 700 MHz process
  • WiFi is giving LTE small cells a clear run in 3.5 GHz, for now at least
  • Mobile video to account for 75% of data traffic by 2020, says Cisco

M&A Watch:
Would a Dutch Vodafone-Liberty merger be a tester for a bigger deal? 22
4G Watch:
Qualcomm lines up LTE trials in 5 GHz on both sides of the pond 24
4G/5G Watch:
Fronthaul demands open the market for new dark fiber models 26
IoT Watch:
KT and Nokia announce first LTE Cat-M field trial 29
IPR Watch:
Ericsson sets up patent licensing marketplace for industrial IoT; Nokia’s patent set-tlement with Samsung disappoints investors 30
Operator Watch:
Comcast in strong position, but still quiet about mobile plans 32
Devices and Components:
Can open source chip cores ever threaten ARM in the IoT? 33

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