The mobile data explosion, which caught even the most visionary of network gurus by surprise, is driving the push to roll out high-capacity LTE systems. With early LTE deployments now in place, the rest of the field is looking to play catch-up. The recently concluded Mobile World Congress served as a convenient platform for announcements regarding the hundreds of millions to be invested in LTE/4G projects this year.
We’ve heard it time and time again: industry events are in decline…no one goes to events anymore. Well, I’m here to tell you that the reports on the death of the trade show have been greatly exaggerated. I am just back from the FTTH Conference in Milan, and it was great to see the conference grow again this year. A record number of more than 3,000 delegates attended the conference, making it the largest FTTH event in the world.