I spent the week in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, the mobile phone industry’s largest trade show. After 2 days of intensive interviews, I published my findings for Test & Measurement World.
Day 1 I focused on the giants of product testing: National Instruments (and their Signalion acquisition), Gefle Testelink, Rohde & Schwarz, Agilent, Anritsu, and Aeroflex. Besides new traditional and PXI instruments, I also covered the merger between the WiGig and Wi-Fi Alliances: 60GHz WLAN is coming. In a TMW exclusive, I had a private showing at the ST-Ericsson booth of their new LTE-Advanced RF modem being characterized by an Agilent PXI system, including Agilent’s new PXI DigRF module.
Day 2 I focused on network testing. This started with an overview of the small cell market (aka femtocells) and an interview with Anite. After that is was completely network test: Tektronix Communications, IXIA, EXFO, JDSU, Spirent, Celcite, and Keynote SIGOS. JDSU turned the tables, and interviewed me. The video can be viewed from the Day 2 link below.
Enough! Replicate the experience. Get yourself some tapas and Ribera and read my summaries here: