Telecom industry faces moment of truth: Mobile World Congress 2009

The world’s mobile telecom industry will gather in the Spanish city of Barcelona next week, hoping to find ways to outwit the downturn, powerful new rivals and software developers threatening to steal their thunder.Mobile World Congress, the phone industry’s biggest annual gathering, comes on the heels of a season of miserable 2008 results reports dominated by lowered profit outlooks, deep job cuts and slashed capital spending.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUKTRE51C21620090213Downturn and upheaval in mobile world
The world’s mobile telecommunications industry will gather here this week hoping to find ways to outwit the economic downturn, powerful new rivals and software developers threatening to steal their thunder.Mobile World Congress, the phone industry’s biggest annual gathering, comes on the heels of a season of miserable 2008 results dominated by lowered profit outlooks, deep job cuts and slashed capital spending.
http://iht.com/articles/2009/02/13/technology/srecon.phpWhat to expect from Mobile World Congress 2009
On 16 February, the world’s mobile-phone industry will gather in Barcelona to show off its latest products, announce roadmaps and debate the pressing issues of the day at the Mobile World Congress.The economic downturn will be a spectral presence throughout the show. Most of the mobile industry is hurting right now, and the rest of this year — and probably beyond — is likely to see more plummeting profits, more cancelled products and probably more layoffs.
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