Musings from Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona

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:

Day 1: Product Testing

Day 2: Network Testing

By Larry DJ

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