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The MWC 2015 Reality

by Jim Machi

Mar 3, 2015 6:47:00 AM


A month ago I wrote a blog about what I’d expect to see at Mobile World Congress.  At that time, I expected to see 5G messaging, NFV, some VoLTE and video.  So how did I do?

Based on being there just on Monday, and based on the fact that I don’t have time to go over to the smartphone and overall consumer gadget area and see what is going on there, and that I’m focusing more on infrastructure, I feel the following is what this MWC is about:

  1.      VoLTE messaging is pretty large. I expected to see a lot but definitely there is more than I thought.
  2.      NFV message is around, but not as much as I thought.  Last year, we had a lot of NFV messaging from AT&T and Telefonica, etc.  So I think a lot of vendors picked up on that.  I believe we are in the figuring out / implementation stage now.  So once the industry has some concrete rollouts and wins, then we’ll see more messaging.
  3.      Yes I have seen some silly 5G messaging like I expected
  4.      LOTS of wearables messaging.  Wearables and the Internet of things is huge here.  I’ll write more about this in the coming months but there is a lot of that here.

Other than that the show is the same.  Same large crowds and energy as usual.  It’s great.


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