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The Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong this week heard a lot about getting the most out of LTE-A with technologies like carrier agg and C-RAN, and operator presentations virtually all stressed the importance of fibre. There was also plenty of talk about partnering between telcos and content firms, and getting ready for 5G. Here's a few random notes.