Has Mobile World Congress hit its peak? That's the question the show's organizer, the GSM Association, and others will be asking today as news emerged that around 107,000 visitors were at this year's event -- 1,000 less than in 2017. The GSM Association (GSMA) , which also acts as a lobby group for the mobile operator community, had been aiming to beat the 2017 figure of 108,000 visitors and record a ninth successive year of growth.
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- Mobile network vendors are hoping for a sales boost as operators start to roll out 5G, and would love to see telcos increase their budgets. But at least one of the world's biggest service providers believes it can reduce spending as it deploys 5G, and others reckon annual investments will not rise. Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM) is forecasting a continued decline in annual spending following the initial rollout of 5G technology.
BARCELONA -- MWC 2018 -- Deutsche Telekom will start commercial trials of the next-generation 5G standard this year before the technology becomes "fully live" in 2020, the German operator announced at a press conference in Barcelona earlier today. It will carry out major commercial trials in all of its "big, integrated countries," said Claudia Nemat, the board member for technology and innovation, meaning countries where it owns both fixed and mobile infrastructure.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".