BICS--IoT, LTE roaming and security will shape operator strategy.

Author:Kurgan, Daniel
Position:Mobile World Congress 2018: Trends and Comment from Industry Specialists

"At MWC, discussions around the urgent need for global carrier-grade connectivity will come to the fore, as service providers and businesses look to unlock the socioeconomic benefits of a connected world. The IoT is fuelling this need, with billions of devices and services now dependent on connectivity. As such, we expect the IoT to again be front and centre in Barcelona.

"This in turn will drive conversations around roaming at the show. Our recent data reveals an astonishing growth in LTE data roaming traffic, including an increase last year of up to 800% in Europe during the summer months compared with 2016. When compounded with the surge in the number of connected devices crossing borders, it's clear that connectivity can no longer be...

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