Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have emerged as the ideal choice to meet the increasing in-building wireless coverage demand and provide the expected quality of experience (QoE), said Mr. Ayman Raba, managing director & CEO at Kathrein Middle East, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: KBOW & IoT: The new era of Kathrein’s solutions

Mobile chipset/platform manufacturer Qualcomm plays an important role in facilitating the next generation mobile technology platform and the internet of things (IoT). As a leading partner of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Qualcomm enables emerging smartphone brands and connected device manufacturers to expand their global market and product footprint beyond phones into connected ecosystems, explains Jay Srage, President East Europe and MEA, Qualcomm, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: Qualcomm’s role in facilitating the next generation mobile ecosystem

Analyzing data is essential to successful smart city services, Labib Matta, chief business officer at NXN, told Telecom Review. Once a smart city consulting firm, NXN has grown into a full-fledged digital service provider with a list of heavyweight clients. Smart data analytics is the "key cornerstone" of NXN's services, said Matta - the essential component of its growing digital services portfolio.

Read more: Big data at the heart of NXN’s smart city as a service offering

Notes from the Chief Editor
Typography

February is the month of mobile! Mobile World Congress has been held every February for enough years now that it has become “the month of mobile”.

Every year, the mobile industry waits until February to launch the best of mobility, whether it is a handset, software or solutions.

Mobile and mobility are not just conference topics; now, it’s trending our lives. Mobility changes lives and smart mobility affects us more and more.

So, what can we expect this year at MWC in Barcelona? 5G will be on top of the list with the first 5G chip announced by QUALCOMM. Spectrum standardization is expected before MWC next year, as 5G serves IoTs and smart cities.

There is an app hall and the launch of several new handsets.

The return of Nokia mobiles to the global market arrives, and these smart devices equipped with Android operating systems are sure to draw in crowds to the Nokia booth.

Huawei is expected to launch  a new update of its elegant smart devices, as well as provide its view of 5G and how Huawei will be at the forefront of this Industry.

Many operators will be attending MWC this year, showcasing their platforms to the industry and insisting on being “key” to mobility.

The internet of things, smart innovation and smart city solutions will be a big part of this year’s show, as new cities become based upon mobility and provide citizens with enjoyable services via mobile.

Thanks to all of the above, “mobile is next” – this was Telecom Review’s vision more than 10 years ago, with our slogan which states: Life goes MOBILE!