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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.

Service Providers

5G Consumer Broadband Pricing Tracker: 1Q20

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.

Consumer Electronics

Handset ODM Industry White Paper

By Robin Li 24 Apr 2020

Smartphone ODM market continues to grow, duopoly Wingtech and Huaqin accelerate diversified layout.

Service Providers

COVID-19 will push 5G onto the back burner

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.

Service Providers

COVID-19 will push 5G onto the back burner

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.

Service Providers

5G’s Economic Impact on Service Providers

By Julian Watson 02 Apr 2020

This whitepaper includes the findings of a recent survey of 5G service providers, including their expectations on 5G deployment strategies, capex and opex priorities, cost management approaches, target consumer and business segments and new business models between 2020 and 2024.

Internet of Things

IoT the Extraterrestrial – 10 million satellite connections launching by 2025

By Sam Lucero 31 Mar 2020

The IoT is blasting off into space, with cumulative satellite connections expected to rise to more than 10 million by 2025.