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Wireless Watch 628 March 3: MWC special edition part 2


Key Issues: MWC 2016
MWC: Urgent need for new revenue streams is driving virtual networks 2

  • New service models, not cost, will justify carrier virtualization 2
  • Packet core leads the way to commercial NFV deployments 9


  • MWC: Vendors compete to be the most ‘5G-ready’ 14
  • MWC: USA takes unaccustomed lead in creative spectrum approaches 17
  • Apple’s iPhone encryption battle: high stakes for the whole industry 20
  • Ericsson and AsiaInfo – AWS deals show telcos inching towards public cloud 23
  • MNOs start to boast about capex again, but Sprint’s options are narrowing 24

Start-Up Watch:
MWC: Qnovo Sony deal could save the smartphone battery 25

4G/5G Watch:
TD-LTE industry group looks to 5G with GTI 2.0 26

IPR Watch:
Samsung wins latest round of US patents war with Apple 27

WiFi Watch:
Mobile and cablecos vye to use WiFi most effectively; Eero - mesh networking elimi-nates WiFi dead spots 27

Operator Watch:
AT&T leapfrogs Verizon in mobile-first TV; Huawei gains AT&T toehold via Mexican upgrades 30

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