The mobile industry’s trade body is cutting about a fifth of its workforce after being forced to cancel a conference that generated most of its revenue, according to a person familiar with the plan.
The organiser of the world’s biggest mobile technology conference will offer refunds or discounts to future gatherings to the tens of thousands of attendees and companies that had paid to attend February’s cancelled event.
Spain had seen no reason to cancel the event on health grounds, deputy Prime Minister and economy minister Nadia Calvino said in an interview on Thursday.
Mobile World Congress, the annual technology event in Barcelona which attracts more than 100 000 visitors, will go ahead with extra medical precautions in place amid the coronavirus outbreak.
One hundred and sixteen megahertz of bandwidth looks set to be pivotal for South Africa’s successful initial roll-out of next-generation, super-fast mobile 5G networks.
The GSMA, a lobby group for the world’s mobile operators, has warned South Africa against implementing a poorly designed spectrum auction, saying such an auction could fail if not done properly.
A group representing top US mobile service providers disagreed with European and Asian counterparts over alleged security threats from Chinese equipment maker Huawei ahead of a conference that will highlight a US-Europe divide on the issue.
Fifth-generation mobile networks are unlikely to be adopted rapidly, with the technology still likely to be relatively niche as far out as 2025, according to a new report from Deloitte.
Releasing enough millimetre-wave radio frequency spectrum for next-generation 5G networks could unlock as much $565-billion in global GDP between 2020 and 2034, according to the GSMA.
The GSMA on Tuesday warned that governments and regulators must move quickly to free up the right radio frequency spectrum bands to ensure the speedy roll-out of 5G services.