Mobile World Congress 2018: 5G Wireless Networks, Cybersecurity Dominate MWC18

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10. Oracle Moves: Oracle today launched a new Oracle Communications Session Border Controller (SBC) to benefit CSPs with new VoLTE subscriber density, significantly improved call-processing performance, new levels of security and reliability, with a reduced hardware footprint and lower costs, the company claims. On a related note, Oracle released the latest version of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (NCC).

9. Smartphone Market Consolidation: The smartphone industry is bound to consolidate as the heavy investments required to remain competitive mean that, in the long-run, only a handful of firms can make money, Huawei Technologies predicted Sunday, according to Reuters. The prediction comes just as smartphone sales fell for the first time ever, according to Q4 2017 stats from Gartner.

8. 5G Wireless Part Four: FCC Chairman Ajit Pais aid on Monday the agency plans to launch new auctions of high-band spectrum starting later this year, to speed the launch of next-generation 5G networks.

Nokia’s Rajeev Suri

7. 5G Wireless Part Three: Major telecom operators are accelerating their timelines for adopting next-generation 5G networks by up to a year, boosting Nokia’s confidence of an uplift for its own business later in 2018, CEO Rajeev Suri said on Sunday, according to Reuters.

6. 5G Wireless Part Two: Among those eager to drive the 5G wireless market shift: Cisco Systems, which 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, Reuters adds. For its part, Cisco unveiled its  5G Now product portfolio for service providers.

5. 5G Wireless Part One: Huawei CEO said on Monday the pace of commercialization for next-generation 5G wireless network is picking up as the Chinese telecom equipment maker has begun pre-commercial development with more than 30 network operators, Reuters reports.

4. SMB Security – Italy: TIM, a provider of mobile and fixed telecommunication services in Italy, will leverage Cisco’s technology for “TIM Safe WEB.” The security service will  safeguard small business users from malware, such as ransomware, phishing, and other malicious cybersecurity activities, the two companies said during Mobile World Congress.

3. Network Security: Allot Communications Ltd., a provider of network intelligence and security solutions for service providers, will unveil ‘Allot Secure’, a security platform for communications service providers (CSPs).

2. Market Disruptions: Fully 63 percent of companies are experiencing disruptions, and 44 percent of companies are highly susceptible to future disruptions involving technology and business shifts, according to a far-reaching Accenture survey and research report released today. The research involves a Disruptability Index that Accenture is discussing at Mobile World Congress 2018.

1. Got News?: Send news tips, chatter and observations from Mobile World Congress 2018 to ChannelE2E Content Czar Joe Panettieri ([email protected]). We’ll continue to update this blog with #MWC18 conference news and analysis throughout the week.


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