At MWC Qualcomm made many announcements about wireless infrastructure – not their typical market. We think they are building a software ecosystem around their chips, to promote adoption of mmWave, and preparing the way for future products.
MWC is once again the venue for the global persuasion campaign between competing visions of the O-RAN project. The big swing factor this time around is the growing presence of hyperscalers, notably Microsoft Azure.
Qualcomm has a lot of buzzwords in their X70 press release – AI ! 5G ! – but the real significance of this news can be found in a single hyphen between Modem and RF.
Qualcomm put out 16 press releases ahead of MWC – lots of intriguing things going on – especially around their new RF+AI products and the company’s renewed interest in mobile infrastructure.
MWC 2021 Wrap-Up – Despite MWC’s minimalist approach this year, there was still a fair amount of news this year – largely in the software realm as the Cloud eats Telco and Open RAN starts to come into its own.
MWC 2021: No News is Just No News – The major companies have not announced much actual news at this year’s show. Such are the times.
Our Heart is in Catalonia – Qualcomm has some interesting new products out there – promoting software and networking in ways that are new for the company.
The State of RF Semis in 2020 – We are the late stages of the Golden Age of RF Semis. A combination of the growth of Chinese competitors and Qualcomm’s emergence as a real player in RF mean changes is coming.
So MWC has been canceled. This is of course a very sad story, a big loss for a lot of people who worked hard preparing for it and of course […]
Mobile World Congress is coming up, February 24 to 27 in Barcelona. It is the world’s largest Telecom and Connectivity event and a great gathering of industry leaders. We have […]