Mobile World Congress 2018: Operators & consumer services analysis

March 19, 2018  | Subscribers Only

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Mobile World Congress 2018 was a relatively quiet year for consumer apps and services developments, with operators and network vendors instead focusing on accelerating 5G trials and early stage deployments.  This analysis also includes the latest on AI and digital assistants, payments, and VR.


  • 5G developments from regulators, operators, and vendors
  • AI and digital assistants
  • Blockchain
  • VR

In this report:

  • Operator 5G developments
  • Regulator 5G developments
  • Vendor 5G developments
  • Digital Assistants and AI
  • Operator Blockchain services
  • Mobile payments
  • VR and Video



Jack Kent

Director, Media and Advertising

Jack Kent leads IHS Markit’s Media and Advertising research, heading up a team of analysts covering Games, Cinema, TV Channels & Programming, Home Entertainment and Advertising research.

Ruomeng Wang

Research & Analysis Manager, Security - Fintech & Blockchain

Ms. Ruomeng Wang, senior analyst at IHS Markit, focuses on fintech and blockchain research.

Seth Wallis-Jones

Principal Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms

Mr. Seth Wallis-Jones, principal research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom multiplay strategies for the Service Providers & Platforms team.

Sivalingam Muniandi

Senior Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms

Mr. Sivalingam Muniandi, Senior Research Analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom operator strategies in the Asia Pacific region.

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