Mobile World Congress - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Commonwealth Bank to trial 5G edge computing tech

    ​Commonwealth Bank of Australia will “trial and explore” 5G edge computing technologies over the coming months, in collaboration with Telstra and Ericsson.

    Written by George Nott25 Feb. 19 09:34
  • Telstra details 5G network plans

    Telstra has provided further detail of the plan that will lead the telco to the delivery of its 5G network by 2019.

    Written by Samira Sarraf26 Feb. 18 10:15
  • Most network equipment ready for 5G: Cisco

    Cisco Systems said on Sunday it aims to disrupt the wireless radio access market led by Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia by backing challengers who make more flexible software versions of traditional mobile gear.

    Written by Reuters26 Feb. 18 09:20
  • Wall Street Beat: Tech vendors issue upbeat sales reports

    Since the beginning of the year, doubts about economic recovery have sent markets on a roller-coaster ride, but the IT sector keeps plugging along, showing signs that it is becoming increasingly dynamic.

    Written by Marc Ferranti20 Feb. 10 03:36
  • Smartphone OS leaves one hand free

    Today's smartphones are too much of a handful, according to Israeli company Else: You either need to grab them with both hands and punch away at the keyboard with your thumbs, or you hold them with one hand and touch the screen with the other.

    Written by Peter Sayer17 Feb. 10 07:36
  • Puma trots out a smartphone for the sports-minded

    Puma's first phone, logically named the Puma Phone, comes with a number of sports-related features, including applications for runners and cyclists that let them keep track of speed, distance and pace, the company said on Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs17 Feb. 10 05:48
  • SK Telecom crams Android, processor inside a SIM card

    The SIM cards in cellular telephones might be smaller than a postage stamp and less than a millimeter thick but that hasn't stopped South Korea's SK Telecom from cramming all the major components needed to run Google's Android OS inside one of them.

    Written by Martyn Williams17 Feb. 10 06:13
  • Toshiba unveils its TG02 smartphone

    Toshiba's update on its TG01 multimedia smartphone has made a quiet debut at this week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.

    Written by Martyn Williams17 Feb. 10 03:55
  • Google CEO has no plans to compete with mobile operators

    Google has made investments in wireless networks, is testing gigabit-to-the-home technology, and is selling 60,000 Android smartphones a day -- yet has no plans to compete with network operators, CEO Eric Schmidt told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday.

    Written by Peter Sayer17 Feb. 10 07:35
  • Mobile operators talk up prospects of voice on LTE phones

    While LTE modems delivering mobile broadband services already appearing on the market, LTE phones are still some way off -- not least because manufacturers and operators have yet to agree how calls will be placed and voice traffic carried over LTE's all-IP networks. One of the solutions to that problem got a boost Monday, though, with more operators and vendors lending it their support.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Feb. 10 06:05
  • Biggest mobile operators join forces on app store project

    Twenty-four mobile network operators have formed the Wholesale Applications Community to avoid fragmenting the apps market and to give developers one point of entry to all the members, the GSM Association announced on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Feb. 10 06:37
  • Nokia and Intel launch new mobile operating system

    Nokia and Intel will merge two of their mobile operating systems into Meego, a Linux-based, open operating system for everything from advanced smartphones to netbooks, connected TVs and tablet computers, the companies said at a joint press conference on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Feb. 10 23:13