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This article is part of the April 2013 issue of Flying easyJet in the cloud
The mobile industry is a competitive battlefield, with no love lost between competitors doing everything they can to win market share and, in turn, revenues. But mobile providers face a bigger enemy than one another in the current climate and the argument is beginning to surface that working together could be the only route to survival. The topic of operators sharing resources was one of the hottest topics at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the annual mobile and telecoms industry trade show held in Barcelona. Gabrielle Gauthey, vice-president of public affairs for Alcatel Lucent, made a strong argument for collaboration to help combat the squeeze companies are feeling on their profits thanks to both political and technical pressures. “The world is changing so quickly,” she said. “We [have] shifted from using traditional, voice-centric networks to very high bandwidth intensive applications, with smartphones, iPads and increasing consumerisation of video-hungry applications. Mobile users in the developed world are running similar applications now on their mobile ... Access >>>
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