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This Research Note looks at radio access network vendor activity at the 2015 Mobile World Congress. It also discusses some of the show's major themes.


  • 5G is still five years away, but this year's MWC did show some real vendor progress on this subject.

Features and Benefits

  • Get a better understanding of LTE-U, LTE-LAA, and LTE-LWA.
  • Learn what vendors announced for this year's Mobile World Congress.

Key questions answered

  • Who announced what at MWC?
  • How are LTE-U and LTE-LAA different?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • 5G gets a little more real, even as vendors remind operators there is still more evolution left in LTE
  • LTE-U, LTE-LAA, and LTE LWA are intriguing and confusing
  • Key vendor highlights and themes


  • Further reading
  • Author

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