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  • 1. FOOTBALL CLUB PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR INITIATIVE PAGE 4 US OPERATORS READY FOR COMPATIBLE DEVICES PAGE 11 LOCATION-BASED CHECK-IN SERVICE PLANS TO TAKE PASSIVE AWARENESS BEYOND MOBILES PAGE 14MWC12 Daily DAY4_DAY4 29/02/2012 20:27 Page 1 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 IN THIS ISSUE FC BARCELONA SIGNS FOR MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL ISIS CONFIDENT ON NFC HANDSETS By Steve Costello FOURSQUARE REVEALS FUTURE VISION DAILY D AY F O U R T H U R S D AY 1 S T M A R C H By Paul Rasmussen Ericsson outlines vision Cont. on P4 f for connected future By Tim Ferguson two things. One, thats quick growth of 10 percent. Two, you can also Elop outlines ans Vestberg, CEO of say, thats 90 percent to go. future with H number one infrastructure vendor Ericsson, used his Mobile World Live keynote last Vestberg reiterated companys forecast that by 2020 the there will be 50 billion connected differentiate and can deliver the When identifying areas for future three-tiered focus night to outline the importance of devices, noting that this will services that customers expect. growth, Vestberg said: I think the technology in enabling the transform the world. As we all The network head noted three next big thing will be enterprises networked society. know, when one person gets areas of focus needed to deliver transforming their businesses by In a presentation which was rich connected, their life changes. When high-quality connectivity: using these types of tools. And we with visual concepts of a connected everything connects, the world optimising the macro network, to are going to be there to support that. okia CEO Stephen Elop future, Vestberg described progress in the industry in recent years as mind boggling. changes. And we are in the midst of this as an industry, he said. Vestberg was joined on stage by get the best capacity and coverage from resources; adding to and improving the density of the When one person gets connected, their N provided insight into where the company is focusing its efforts based around The executive noted that there Johan Wibergh, EVP and head of network to get cheap and local awareness, location are still many areas of growth. business unit networks, who noted: effective coverage where life changes. When services and monetising the Citing the fact that smartphone Our job is really to support the possible; and adding small cells, to everything connects, ecosystem. penetration globally is around 10 operators, to create the best improve coverage in areas of high the world changes percent, he argued: You can say networks so that operators can traffic density. Nokia, HTC, Foursquare debate he CEOs of Nokia, HTC and Windows Phone future T Foursquare debated what the future holds for Windows Phone at Congress yesterday, with all expressing support for the platform to differing degrees. What were seeing is a very, very steady growth and adoption, said Stephen Elop, Nokias CEO, who shocked the mobile industry a year ago by announcing a tie-up with Microsoft to migrate Nokias smartphone portfolio to Windows Phone. Nokia launched its latest operators, were saying heres the Of course over the last couple Windows Phone device, the Lumia next generation of products and the of years we got a little slower 610, at Congress this week. generation after that and the ideas for demand but with the new Windows Elop said consumers have been the future. As people see the whole we are seeing a lot of positive responding well to the Windows context of whats happening, they signs. It will not be like [Microsoft Phone platform allied to the Nokia get very enthusiastic. in] the PC market share, but I hardware. They will look at it and Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, which believe it will be a strong third say wow, this is a different point of produces phones running Windows operating system, he continued. view. So our focus is getting those Phone as well as Android, said he Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley devices in peoples hands, he said. believes Windows Phone has what said there has been good feedback The Nokia chief added that it takes to catch up with Android about Windows Phone from users, operators are also keen on the Nokia- and iOS, as it provides a very adding that another strong Windows Phone approach. With the good experience. ecosystem would be welcomed. MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS DAILY 2012 | Thursday 1st March PAGE 1
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