2016-02-22

Mobile World Congress, Mobile World LIVE, 22-25 Feb 2016 (videos)


The Internet of Things (IOT) at Mobile World Congress 2016 - Your essential guide to the Internet of Things at Mobile World Congress 2016 provided by Andrew Parker, GSMA Connected Living Programme -- see: Connected Living: Mobilising the Internet of Things

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest (attendance 93,000+ in 2015) gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA, and held in Barcelona, 22-25 February 2016.



MMIX 2016 (themmix.com) Preview #MMIX - MMIX 2016 kicks-off with an overview of the global landscape for mobile media & entertainment, including latest trends, forecasts and analysis for the sector by the industry’s foremost industry commentators and researchers. Covering key insights on music, film, TV, video, games and media, including the ongoing transformation of customer behavior fueling the surge of mobile devices for entertainment; the shift from fixed internet, linear TV, games and consoles to multiscreen experiences especially among youth audiences who are also pushing demand for video to the limits, and the long term outlook (who will be the ultimate winners and losers?). (Published on Feb 16, 2016) see also: The MMIX Summit | Mobile World Congress

Another issue (of many) at MWC 2016:
Telcos in emerging markets complain Facebook and WhatsApp (and other messaging apps) are siphoning off text and voice revenue--as Mark Zuckerberg prepares to return to Barcelona for this year’s MWC on Feb. 22, phone executives say his company looks more like a competitor than a partner. Last year, WhatsApp introduced free voice calls—something Facebook already offered ... these "over-the-top services" cut into mobile carriers’ voice and texting revenue because they’re offered over the Internet. Some phone companies say Facebook and its ilk are freeloaders that rely on carriers’ network infrastructure ... “What carriers resent is investing heavily and having others piggyback on their investments.”says John Delaney, an analyst at researcher IDC." Why Carriers Want to Delete WhatsApp - Bloomberg Business

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