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Todd Antes of Qualcomm Atheros talks Smart Home

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Todd Antes of Qualcomm Atheros talks Smart Home at Broadband World Forum 2014, including 802.11ac wifi featuring multi-user MIMO, which is designed to crack the problem of router overloading.

Dr Hugh Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra Corporation

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Hugh talks us through the Broadband World Forum discussion panel he participated in, in which he outlined how Telstra services its enterprise customers across the globe.

Deniz Gulmez, CRM Services Solutions Manager, Turkcell

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Deniz explains Turkcell’s role in the Disruptive Innovation showcase at Broadband World Forum 2014 at which he is focusing on serving the wholesale customer.

Alphonzo Samuels, CTO, Telkom South Africa

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Alphonzo discusses its keynote at Broadband World Forum 2014 in which he asked how to extend connectivity to more remote, low-income, under-developed communities

Dennis Steiger, Chief Technology and Security Officer, NBNCo

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Dennis explains why the National Broadband Network is such a controversial topic in Australia, and explores the reasons behind recent changes in strategy.

ARM CEO Simon Segars talks strategy, smartphones and IoT

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Found in nearly all today’s mobile devices, ARM’s technology has been instrumental in the mobile Internet revolution. But this is no Silicon Valley behemoth, rather a UK company situated on the edge of Cambridge. We speak to CEO Simon Segars to get some of the secrets of ARM’s success.

Berit Svendsen, EVP Telenor and Head of Telenor Norway

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Berit tells us about the Broadband World Forum 2014 panel discussion she participated in, which explored the challenges associated with cross-border mobile communications.

Telefónica Group CIO: Using cloud to regain ground lost to OTT players

Phil Jordan, group CIO at Telefónica

With operations in 24 countries, over 120,000 employees globally, Telefónica Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, is looking to put at IT at the core of everything that it does in order to compete globally in an industry currently in the throes of a digital revolution. Phil Jordan, group chief information officer at Telefónica says that cloud is at the centre of how the company plans to regain terrain lost to over-the-top (OTT) players, make its core mobile and fixed line operations more flexible and scalable, and enable it to provide next generation digital services.

Evolution Everywhere

EE's CTO and CTO, Fotis Karonis

The CTO and CIO of UK LTE pioneer EE talks to Telecoms.com about his experiences of launching the technology, how it has given EE greater leverage in the wider ecosystem, and why CTO and CIO functions belong together.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is set to become one of the defining trends of the era in the mobile network. Spanish incumbent Telefónica is the first operator to lay out its approach to NFV and its plans are both detailed and aggressive. Mike Hibberd met with Global CTO Enrique Blanco ahead of Telefónica’s NFV announcement, to learn of the changes in store.

A network without borders

James Tagg, CTO and founder, Truphone

James Tagg, CTO and Founder of Truphone, talks to MCI about building a next generation global mobile network and disassociating the company from the MVNO label.

Shifting Gear

Michael Combes, incoming CEO of Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes spoke to a handful of press during Mobile World Congress about the various power struggles within the telecoms industry, key technological trends like NFV and his belief that ALU has a portfolio that truly matches operator demands “for the first time ever”.

Because it’s there: Keeping wifi usage on the radar

Dave Fraser, CEO, Devicescape

DeviceScape CEO Dave Fraser talks to Telecoms.com about the benefits of amenity wifi and why he believes mobile operators need to start thinking about the ‘smartphone experience’ rather than the ‘network experience’.

Austrian empire

Hannes Ametsreiter called the spectrum price a "bitter pill"

The CEO of Telekom Austria, Hannes Ametsreiter, talks to Telecoms.com about the importance of multiplay and consolidation, the need for Europe to regain a competitive advantage in the global telecommunications sector and why he thinks EC regulatory proposals led by Neelie Kroes are damaging the industry.

Disruptive Data: LTE in Africa

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African newcomer Smile has launched in three markets this year with a pure LTE play. The firm believes that new technology can only be properly exploited by new players and has pledged to shake up markets across the region. Tom Allen, Smile’s COO, talks to Mike Hibberd.

Senior Technical Advisor, Canadian Safety and Security Program: “the challenge is in ensuring public safety has total confidence in the technology”

Claudio Lucente, Senior Technical Advisor (Contractor), Canadian Safety and Security Program

Claudio Lucente, Senior Technical Advisor (Contractor), Canadian Safety and Security Program is speaking on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Ahead of the show we find about about importance of LTE to Canadian Public Safety systems.

CEO, Net America Alliance: “With our hosted solution and operational tool set our members can be generating revenue within an hour of a tower going live.”

Roger Hutton, CEO, Net America Alliance

We speak to Roger Hutton, CEO, Net America Alliance is delivering a keynote address on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Chairman, Small Cells Forum and AVP Small Cell Solutions, AT&T (USA): “Small cells represent a critical tool in any operator’s arsenal.”

Gordon Mansfield, Chairman, Small Cells Forum and AVP Small Cell Solutions, AT&T (USA)

Gordon Mansfield, Chairman, Small Cells Forum and AVP Small Cell Solutions, AT&T (USA), is delivering a keynote on Day Two of the of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Ahead of the show we find out how and why small cells are going to become a critical part of every operator’s network.

Senior technology architect at Telus: “Operators should look towards policy management solutions to ensure subscribers get a consistent QoE”

Ricky Gill, Senior Technology Architect, Telus

Ricky Gill, senior technology architect at Telus is speaking in the “Handling the Mobile Data Explosion” track on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Interview: SVP for technical architecture at Sprint: “We have the ability to build a bigger pipe than the competition because of our spectrum position”

Dr. John Saw, SVP, Technical Architecture, Sprint

Dr. John Saw, SVP for technical architectureat US operator Sprint is delivering a keynote address on “Analyzing the LTE Opportunity”, on Day One of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

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