Tendances Mobiles - Mobile World Congress 2015 by b<>com

The Mobile World Congress 2015 was held this year from March 2nd through 5th in Barcelona. b<>com's team of experts - Xavier Priem, Michel Corriou, Olivier Choisy, and Stéphane Paquelet - were there to take the pulse of the market and the trends of the future.

The Mobile World Congress: World's Largest Telecom Trade Show

Year after year, the international MWC trade show takes on a scale proportionate to the strategic importance of the mobile market
This market is now being watched by all major digital players, including Google and Facebook.

The 2015 Innovations of the MWC: 5G and the Internet of Things

One of the ubiquitous themes of this 10th edition was the fifth generation of mobile networks: 5G. This was a particularly important subject for the IRT b<>com's Network Architectures and Network Interfaces.


Expected to come out in 2020, the new mobile network will be 1000 times faster than its predecessor, but more importantly it will be more energy-efficient, smarter, and more flexible owing to the use of virtualization techniques. One of the Congress's keywords was NFV for Network Functions Virtualization.


The 2015 edition of the MWC featured many demonstrations of network functions virtualization, which promoted products that will soon be available on the market, for a pre-5G step of virtualization before a massive "cloudification" with 5G.

Mobile World Congress 2015 - Huawei : a better connected world


The use of NFV technologies enables dynamic management of network configuration, resulting in lower capital expenditures and operating costs. Combined with a change in architecture in which base stations would be able to host new network functions closer to users (MEC for Mobile Edge Cloud), this would make it possible to reduce end-to-end latency (a major issue for certain applications of 5G such as connected automobiles). 


One technical solution, which will combine with dynamic radio interfaces, to facilitate the explosion of connected objects with highly varied needs and types of communication. Unlike smartphones, some objects emit signals rarely but for a long time. 
These new "smart" networks will facilitate the management and understanding of these new modes of communication, which are central to the future development of b<>com's Network Interface and Network Architecture teams.

These new "smart" networks will facilitate the management and understanding of these new modes of communication, which are central to the future development of b<>com's Network Interface and Network Architecture teams.

MWC 2016 ?

Multi-Data Center chez NEC

Though the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan will certainly speed up the future of mobile networks, the 2016 Mobile World Congress is expected to unveil new solutions to enable the integration of billions of connected objects into the future 5G network.