MWC 2014

Some 75,000 people from the telecoms and technology industries are visiting the Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona to hear about the latest gadgets, network advances and connected home, office and car innovations.

Kakao chat app valued at $2.4bn

South Korean company aims for an IPO next year

Huawei opens up on ownership details

Chinese telecoms company responds to transparency concerns

Galaxy S5: advances but no revolution

Samsung’s new handset has cool new features but no radical changes

EU lays out antitrust fears over Telefónica

Complaint over E-Plus deal warns of German price rises

Huawei to launch more phones in the US

Chinese group wants to sell more premium smartphones

BlackBerry Z3
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BlackBerry to launch ‘Classic’ Q20 phone

Z3 handset for emerging markets to go on sale in Indonesia

AT&T in pioneering network redesign

Move aimed at cutting the $21bn of annual capital expenditure

América Móvil in Telekom Austria talks

Discussions with government over group’s future at early stage

New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Samsung unveils new Galaxy smartphone

Group also showcases new range of wearable technology

Mobile networks may need $1.7tn investment

Telenor chief says ‘huge commitment’ required for data

WhatsApp chief sets course for 1bn users

Group is eyeing deals with mobile operators

WhatsApp in voice threat to telecoms sector

Call service to be offered to 465m users days after Facebook deal

Telecoms groups seek growth in machines

‘Internet of Things’ could provide big business opportunities

Nokia launches Google Android phone

Cheaper Nokia X model will still use Microsoft cloud services

WhatsApp to launch voice call services

Expansion in offering comes after acquisition by Facebook

Sony bets on high resolution camera phone

New Xperia Z2 will shoot video at ‘4K’ resolution

European telecoms groups criticise Brussels

Joint letter blasts unfairness of net neutrality proposals

Telefónica deal faces antitrust hurdle

Brussels gives notice of formal complaint

Microsoft signs up new handset makers

Deals with Foxconn, Lenovo, ZTE and LG

Samsung makes break from Android

Watches using in-house OS work with Galaxy smartphones

MediaTek to focus more on western markets

Company unveils range of next generation processors

NCR goes mobile

View from the top: CEO Bill Nuti on NCR’s goal

Telecoms shapes up for ‘always on’ world

Companies hope to make the next step into a connected world that will transform how people live, work and play

EE strikes network-sharing deal with NSN

Touchstone for telecoms dealmakers

Austrian merger has lessons for the rest of Europe

Mobile aficionados expect few surprises

Biggest shift will be in the lower priced ranges of smartphones

Expectations low for new Samsung phone

Investors see little scope for real improvements on Galaxy S4

Mobile operators face renewed threat

WhatsApp acquisition seen to further erode revenue from SMS

EU telecoms commissioner upbeat on reform

Neelie Kroes says single telecoms market has moved closer

European telecoms sector eyes €100bn cuts

Telecoms executives would like to see ‘radical’ cost-cutting