Mobile World Congress

MWC: A peek inside the mobile mega-event

Ever wondered what Mobile World Congress in Barcelona looks like? ITWeb brings you all the picture highlights from MWC 2019.


Rain, Huawei launch first commercial 5G network in SA

Rain is planning a full commercial rollout of its 5G network in mid-2019 but says the network is already live in Johannesburg now.

26 Feb

MWC: Sony unveils longer than usual smartphones

The new Xperia models are about five centimetres longer than some of the largest smartphones currently available.


MWC: Google, FIDO kill passwords on a billion Android devices

Users of Android devices running version 7.0 can login to apps and Web sites without typing in a password.


Three main trends to come out of MWC

Device manufacturers focused on augmented reality, artificial intelligence and the `intelligence of things' instead of hardware developments.

Mar 5, 2018

Experts doubtful Africa is ready for 5G

This year's Mobile World Congress was all about 5G, but is the next-generation technology really a priority for Africa, and should it be?


Qualcomm test shows 5G far outpaces LTE

The simulation showed that, when compared to LTE devices, 5G NR smartphones will browse the Internet nearly 900% faster.

Mar 5, 2018

5G still far off for most mobile users

Despite the fast track towards 5G usage by the telecoms industry, many consumers will only experience the wireless technology in 2020.


MWC: New Asus Zenfone looks really familiar

Launched at Mobile World Congress this week, the new Asus Zenfone looks very much like Apple's tenth anniversary edition iPhone.


MWC: Spectrum cloudification could help African telcos

Huawei believes spectrum cloudification technology it developed with Indonesia's Telkomsel could gradually be deployed in Africa.


MWC: Alcatel's new 1X will soon be in SA

TCL Communication will only bring one of its devices launched at Mobile World Congress to South Africa.


MWC: Ford smartens its cars with Waze

The motor manufacturer will integrate the community-based traffic and navigation app Waze into its SYNC 3 system in cars globally by April.

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