Telco CEOs call for European regulatory reform

A number of top telco execs have called on the EU to overhaul its regulatory framework.  Leading industry figures including Telefónica CEO Jose-Maria Alvarez-Pallete, and Deutsche Telekom boss Tim Hoettges used their speeches at the opening of MWC 2021 to highlight the need for regulatory reform.  The Telefónica CEO Alvarez-Pallete specifically highlighted the impact of […]

MWC attendees permitted to enter Spain in boost for event

The GSMA and Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Spain have given the go ahead for Mobile World Congress (MWC) to go ahead this year with exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, and partners allowed to enter the country. There is currently a restriction on entry to Spain for any national from outside the EU as […]

MWC exhibitors left out of pocket as GSMA refuses refunds

The GSM Association (GSMA) will not refund exhibitors who paid for stands at MWC 2020. According to a report by, a pair of exhibitors have been informed that they will not be reimbursed for the cancelled event. Those companies were directed to a clause of the Standard Terms and Conditions for Exhibition, Advertising, and […]

GSMA cancels MWC over Coronavirus fears

The GSM Association (GSMA) has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The show had already been under scrutiny when names such as LG and ZTE either reduced their presence or entirely removed themselves from the show. The writing was on the wall when the likes of Nvidia, Intel, Sony, Amazon and BT […]

MWC operators sweat over Coronavirus threat but maintain show will go on

Mobile World Congress (MWC), one of the largest technology trade shows in the world, is under threat from the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus. With the death toll of the airborne virus now exceeding 520, many are concerned by the 100,000+ people from over 200 countries that are due to congregate in Barcelona at the […]

Vodafone to offer RealNetworks’ RealTimes to cloud customers

Video streaming specialist RealNetworks is making its RealTimes app, its highlight product from this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, available to Vodafone Backup+ users via a partnership between the pair. RealTimes provides edited versions of users’ personal media including video via an algorithm that automatically selects the best content created by consumers on their […]

Ericsson to launch Future TV Anywhere platform

Ericsson is due set to launch its ‘Future TV Anywhere’ platform, in a bid to bring “modern Web technologies to the TV operator world.” The end-to-end integrated platform for pay TV service providers is based on web and cloud technologies and is designed to combine the quality of service and content depth of pay TV […]