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Cybersecurity, Service Providers

Security Transparence and Assurance in a 5G World

By Maxine Holt 01 Sep 2020

Service Providers

5G could deliver up to $3.3 trillion of economic and social value in Latin America by 2035

28 Aug 2020

Omdia and Nokia publish an in depth report "Why 5G in Latin America" The report finds 5G is essential to Latin America, facilitating digital transformation, GDP growth and a $9 trillion revolution in productivity

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.