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Latest Insights

Bringing you our most recent insights from across the interconnected technology, media and telecommunications landscape from our team of expert analysts.

Enterprise IT Strategy and Selection

College Back To School Prep Offers Glimpse Into The Future

23 Mar 2020

When college students head back to school this fall, most will bring along a laptop to take notes in class, a desktop computer to do homework in their dorm rooms, a smartphone to stay in constant communication, a TV that connects to the internet, and a couple of gaming devices just for fun.

Service Providers

MENA industry survey points to optimism about 5G

By Matthew Reed 20 Mar 2020

The telecoms industry is broadly optimistic about the prospects for 5G in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but also cognizant of the challenges, according to a new survey carried out by Omdia and its parent business Informa Tech.

Consumer Electronics

Smartphone brand loyalty is rare beyond Apple and Samsung

By James Zhao 18 Mar 2020

When it comes to smartphone brand loyalty, Apple and Samsung are in a class all by themselves, commanding more than twice the level of consumer allegiance attained by other brands.

Semiconductors

Broadcom: Embracing Wireless Once Again

By Alina Sargiss 18 Mar 2020

During Broadcom’s FY 4th quarter earnings announcement, the company’s wireless unit was no longer regarded as its “core” business and soon thereafter Broadcom’s wireless unit was up for sale. Much has changed in the industry in recent months due to COVID-19 and all the uncertainty it brings with regards to supply chain, consumer demand and market confidence.

Service Providers

Rethinking the LAN in a 5G world

By Camille Mendler 16 Mar 2020

Transformed economics, rising demand

Service Providers

Private networks: The boring truth

By Camille Mendler 10 Mar 2020

The boring truth about private networks is this: most private networks are local area networks, and enterprises desperately need someone else to manage them.

Service Providers

Sunrise shows how to become a global 5G leader despite operating in a challenging environment

By Dario Talmesio 03 Mar 2020

Becoming an international 5G beacon is not easy, and it’s even more difficult when the local regulatory and market environment represents a hurdle. Sunrise in Switzerland did just that: it not only successfully deployed 5G in a country with stringent requirements, but it managed to become an internationally recognized success story.

Industrial Technology

Learn about the latest developments in critical communications at IWCE 2020

By Ken Rehbehn 27 Feb 2020

The critical communications sector has never been more critical than it is now, with the arrival of innovations including 5G, safe cities and in-building wireless presenting both opportunities and challenges

Semiconductors

Wireless brands and component suppliers bring 5G to the mass market

By Jusy Hong 20 Feb 2020

With the wireless supply chain completely aligned behind the 5G standard, the market for 5G smartphones is primed to go mainstream, with shipments soaring by a factor of eight in 2020. 

Service Providers

Global 5G radio access network market set to quintuple

By Stéphane Téral 20 Feb 2020

The 5G market’s hype phase is coming to an end, as communication service providers (CSPs) at MWC20 shift their focus away from issuing abstract promises and toward actually demonstrating how 5G can deliver value to all kinds of applications.