Bringing you our most recent insights from across the interconnected technology, media and telecommunications landscape from our team of expert analysts.
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.
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.
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.
By Cindy Whelan 30 Apr 2020
To move 5G from concept to reality, service providers are working feverishly to upgrade their networks.
By Nicole McCormick 27 Apr 2020
In 1Q20, Japanese MNOs (KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, and Softbank Mobile) turned on 5G, pricing it as traditional data tiers (although no unlimited data). In addition, KDDI and Softbank delayed charging 5G access fees for two years. In Canada, Rogers also delayed the start of its 5G access fee until March 2021.
By Julian Bright 09 Apr 2020
Modern communication networks provide a lifeline that in a time of crisis can help to deliver critical services, sustain commercial activity, and allow human interaction to continue. Longer term, 5G promises to extend networks’ role deeper into the social and economic fabric, with significant associated benefits.
By Julian Bright 08 Apr 2020
Modern communication networks provide a lifeline that in a time of crisis can help to deliver critical services, sustain commercial activity, and allow human interaction to continue. Longer term, 5G promises to extend their role deeper into the social and economic fabric with major associated benefits. However, this early in the technology lifecycle 5G looks more like something of a luxury when set against the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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