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Wireless Watch 627: MWC Special Edition Part 1


Key Issues: MWC 2016

  • Mobile World Congress 2016: The big themes in Barcelona 2
  • MWC: Operators get real about 5G, but expectations are still too high 4
  • MWC: Enterprise, NFV and LTE-U drive small cells into the mass market 16


  • MWC: Google and Facebook set new rules for the MNOs 22
  • ETSI tackles orchestration but MANO efforts are fragmenting 26
  • MWC: Intel and Qualcomm in rare truce over IoT protocols 30
  • BT saved from break-up, looks ahead to 5G 32

M&A Watch:

  • Verizon’s XO purchase makes it part of the LMDS spectrum revival;
  • Foxconn puts Sharp acquisition on hold as new information emerges 34

IoT Watch:
eSIM standards gain support in connected car sector 36
Mobile Apps and Content:
Microsoft bolsters mobile front end tools with Xamarin purchase 37
Operator Watch:
Telefonica to go live with NFV this year in Germany 38
Devices and Components:
Latest Snapdragon extension takes Qualcomm into LTE wearables 39

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