Category Mobile (IMT)

At Mobile World Congress, 5G standardization discussions heat up (VIDEO)

While artificial intelligence, connected cars, and drones took center stage at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week, discussions surrounding 5G were also prominent. Those discussions included the testing and setting of standards for upcoming 5G systems that will be required power the increasingly voracious user demands for data as the Internet of […]

Forging paths to 5G at ITU Telecom World

The full version of the following abridged article can be read in the latest edition of ITU News Magazine, which highlights key insight from ITU’s recent Telecom World 2016 event in Bangkok, Thailand. Perhaps nowhere was the ITU Telecom World 2016 motto of “Better, Sooner” more on display than in the discussions surrounding 5G. The enormous potential […]

Radio Regulations: The foundation of the mobile world

This month, ITU is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the ITU Radio Regulations, the essential international treaty for governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits for ubiquitous wireless communications. The following article by GSMA Director General Mats Granryd was published in the latest edition of ITU News Magazine, which is dedicated to celebrating […]

ITU Radio Regulations — 110 years of success

Digital transformation has become the engine of world economic and social development, and radiocommunications are the vector by which most of this transformation is taking place. They contribute directly, or as enablers, to each and every one of the Sustainable Development goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as part of its 2030 Agenda for sustainable […]

Connectivity for a World on the Move

Boutros is a refugee: he left Syria three years ago after his village was attacked. He paid over USD 5,000 to smugglers and it took him more than two years to get to Europe. The most precious thing he carried with him was his smartphone. Along an arc of instability that now ranges from the […]

SoftBank’s next IoT step: roll out LPWA network with Actility

Japanese operator SoftBank says it’s poised to roll out a low power wide area (LPWA) network this year using the LoRaWAN technology and ‘working closely’ with Actility, which styles itself as the global leader in LPWA infrastructure and service platforms. SoftBank says it intends to follow a vertically integrated approach to the emerging IoT market […]

The Highways of Tomorrow

In the first of three blogs this week that will feature some of the expert insights from the forthcoming 2016 State of Broadband Commission Report, Sunil Bharti Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, describes how his company, Bharti Airtel Limited, is building a network to bring broadband connectivity to a billion people in India […]