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Service Providers

Achieving Digital Transformation of Mobile Network Operations

By Adaora Okeleke 30 Jun 2020

Consolidating network and customer data to improve mobile network operations.

Service Providers

5G Fixed Wireless Strategies, Pricing, and Marketing

By Nicole McCormick 18 Jun 2020

Thanks to 5G, fixed wireless access services can finally start to live up to the hype as fixed broadband replacement alternatives.

Service Providers, Enterprise IT

Creating a Dynamic Partner Ecosystem

By Chantel Cary 12 Jun 2020

As the industry moves closer toward wide-scale deployments of 5G networks, many CSPs are still unsure how they will monetize the next-generation network, and many more are concerned about becoming “dumb pipes” on which ICPs will thrive.

Internet of Things

5G and IoT in an African Context

By Evan Kirchheimer 09 Jun 2020

Digital technologies are in demand in Africa now, with priority squarely on the fundamentals. 5G and IoT are not yet priorities.

Service Providers

China Mobile’s partnership with new entrant CBN will shape China’s 5G market

By Ramona Zhao 01 Jun 2020

The partnership strategy of China Broadcasting Network (CBN, China’s new entrant and the fourth mobile operator), as well as the distribution of 700MHz spectrum, was finally settled in May. Omdia expects that the new partnership between China Mobile and CBN will drive the development of 5G in China and create good opportunities for vendors, but Omdia also notes some uncertainties.

Service Providers

5G Deployments: Progress so Far, Implementation Strategies, and Technical Challenges

By Julian Bright 29 May 2020

The momentum created by early 5G deployments had been expected to continue with the introduction of standalone (SA) 5G networks, opening up new use cases, particularly for enterprise and industry 4.0. The unexpected interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has instead put a brake on these activities for many operators. However, operators can use this time to fine-tune their networks, re-evaluate their strategies and forward plan in readiness for the return to full 5G commercial rollout.

Service Providers

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Technology Forecast: 2017–25

By Stephanie Gibbons 26 May 2020

The market for global NFV technology is projected to hit $45 billion in 2025, due to 5G commercialization and the need for network agility, lower costs, and new service delivery at the edge.

Consumer Electronics

iPhone 11 surpasses iPhone XR to become world’s most-popular smartphone model in Q1

By Jusy Hong 26 May 2020

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Plus 5G leads among 5G smartphones.

Service Providers

Service providers look to asset monetization and shared networks to accelerate 5G rollouts

By Cindy Whelan 30 Apr 2020

To move 5G from concept to reality, service providers are working feverishly to upgrade their networks.

Service Providers

5G Forecasts by Spectrum: 2019–24

By Julian Bright 29 Apr 2020

The 5G Forecasts by Spectrum: 2018–24 provides details of global 5G spectrum band adoption for each spectrum band by country.