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Global cross-industry players inaugurate 5G Slicing Association

Association to explore new business models between operators and verticals more

World Bank Group and GSMA announce partnership to leverage IoT Big Data for development

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced that the institution would partner with the GSMA and mobile network operators around the globe to harness big data from the Internet of Things (IoT) to help end extreme poverty and unlock new drivers of economic growth

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5G: The megatrend at the Mobile World Congress 2018

MWC 2018 saw the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) and 5G PPP under the spotlight, with important announcements from the telco industry and policy makers more
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T-Mobile building out 5G in 30 cities this year…and that’s just the start

The un-carrier unveils next steps on the path to nationwide mobile 5G. Customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas will be first to get it on 5G smartphones next year

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GSMA announces winners for 2018 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA announced the winners for the Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards). Announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry


Global mobile industry leaders achieve multi-band 5G NR interoperability

AT&T, Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone demonstrate a multi-vendor interoperability connection compliant with the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) global 3GPP standard

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Taming the BYOD beast - issues of management and security

For the employees it means greater convenience, job satisfaction and productivity. For the IT department it means a three or fourfold increase in the number of multi-vendor endpoints to manage, greater network permeability and new security risks - with little hope of commensurate budget and staffing increases. But BYOD is here to stay, and it’s growing huge

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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?


Helping operators boost profitability from mobile services

Today's Mobile Operators face a formidable challenge. As customer demand moves from voice to data services, the volume of data traffic crossing the Mobile Operator's network continues to grow exponentially, driving up the cost of the network. At the same time, however, the average revenue per user is generally remaining flat, severely impacting the profitability of their business

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Strategy Analytics: China puts 5G on fast lane but could strain operator resources

2018 - 2020 crucial for service providers to crystalize 5G plans more
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GSMA study: 5G to account for a third of Europe’s mobile market by 2025

GSMA calls for fresh regulatory approach to deliver Europe’s gigabit society more
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Mobile World Congress 2018 - a Review by John Strand, Strand Consult

The 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC) was another exciting event with over 100,000 attendees.  Strand Consult was pleased to attend and participate in many stimulating meetings. Strand Consult’s Research Note on the MWC Preview was well-received, particularly our comments about the event’s Women4Tech focus on women in the mobile telecom industry

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