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Sprint announces commercial 5G service to launch in may starting in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City

At MWC Barcelona, Sprint announced that standards-based 5G is now on-air, with commercial service expected to launch starting in May. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City are expected to be among the first cities to offer commercial 5G service; with Houston,Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington D.C. also slated to launch in the first half of 2019

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GSMA wraps up hugely successful MWC19 Barcelona

Attendees from across the world convene in Barcelona to shape the future of mobile; 5G front and centre stage more
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Low Power Mobile IoT networks now available from all leading IoT operators worldwide

94 Mobile IoT networks available worldwide covering all major IoT markets; Thousands of developers are building trusted IoT solutions more
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Samsung, Cisco and Orange demonstrate new 5G-powered home entertainment and smart city applications in Romania

The three companies step up their 5G efforts with demonstrations of 5G UHD and VR streaming, cloud gaming, smart city sensors and real-time security camera analytics more
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GSMA announces completion of first european NB-IoT roaming trial

Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group complete successful NB-IoT roaming trial in Europe; 51 licensed commercial low power wide area networks now in service more
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DOCOMO achieves world's first 5G wireless data transmission in ultra-high-mobility environment exceeding 300 km/h

Also achieves unprecedented ultra-high-speed data transmission, 4K high-frame-rate video live relay, and fast handover more
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Interviews

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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?

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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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Articles

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Network slicing into the 5G era

A relentless surge in mobile data is putting unprecedented pressure on service providers to optimise network resources more
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China’s smartphone market falls 14% in 2018, with just under 400 million units shipped

In 2018, smartphone shipments in China fell to their lowest level since 2013, at 396 million units. The natural slowdown as consumers keep their smartphones for longer is one factor, but it has been amplified considerably by the economic slowdown in China and consumers’ weakened purchasing power. The latest quarter, Q4 2018, marked a 15% year-on-year drop, and the seventh consecutive quarter of decline

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GSMA study reveals 250 million more women became mobile owners in low- and middle-income countries since 2014

Closing the mobile gender gap in these markets represents a $140 billion commercial opportunity for the mobile industry over the next 5 years more
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