Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress 2019

Barcelona, February 25 to 28, 2019

Laying the foundation for a digital future

Mobile operators play a pivotal role in helping companies and cities realize their digital ambitions and to meet ever-growing demands for mobile data. Yet to make the necessary investments in new infrastructure without destroying investor value, leaders must rethink their approach to policy, partnerships, and many fundamental aspects of their operations.

Featured Insights


Hello, mobile operators? This is your age of disruption calling

– Difficult times for operators call for questioning old orthodoxies to win.

The road to 5G: The inevitable growth of infrastructure cost

– Network cost could double as operators strive to meet demand for increased capacity and deploy 5G. How can they maintain their... profits?

Network sharing and 5G: A turning point for lone riders

– Network sharing will be a key lever to reduce cost and make 5G deployments feasible.

Gene therapy for telecom operators: An interview with Jon Fredrik Baksaas

– The former GSMA chairman and Telenor CEO discusses what telecoms operators need to do to adapt in the new competitive landscape.

Analytics and automation in telcos: An interview with Nokia’s VP of global service delivery

– Digital operating models and new data-driven tools can not only deliver value to customers but can also help keep operators’... own houses in order.

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