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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

A Digital Telco Maturity Map

By Kris Szaniawski 21 Feb 2020

Assessing service provider progress on the digital transformation journey.

Enterprise IT

Innovating the Enterprise Private Line Portfolio

By Elana Farah 21 Feb 2020

Enterprises are adjusting and evolving through their digital transformation journey to remain competitive in highly dynamic business environments. The private line portfolio of enterprises is commanding similar adjustments to support the move of critical applications from local data centers to the cloud.

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. 

Service Providers

CSPs bundle up: Communications providers offer 5G with other services

By Evan Kirchheimer 20 Feb 2020

The 5G era presents staggering growth opportunities,with annual 5G mobile subscriptions rising to 1.9 billion in 2023, up from 13 million in 2019. By 2024, 5G-based fixed wireless access (FWA) will account for $7.4 billion, or 29 percent, of global FWA revenue.

Service Providers

Edge computing – will it get real at MWC20?

By Bill Morelli 20 Feb 2020

Edge computing remains as crucial as ever not only for communication service provider plans for 5G but for the complex and diverse ecosystem on which 5G’s success depends.  

Service Providers

26GHz band authorization is widely considered to be the most challenging

By Sarah McBride 14 Feb 2020

Globally, regulators are grappling with the idea of using new licensing models for mmWave spectrum such as the 26GHz band. Since the European Commission (EC) assigned the band as the third "pioneer band" for 5G in 2019, momentum has been picking up in the EU with several countries planning or already assigning the spectrum to operators.

Media & Entertainment

Possibly fiber for many with Facebook's solution

By Julie Kunstler 13 Feb 2020

The use of electrical distribution grids to support fiber-based communications for the masses is not new, but it often fails due to necessary cooperation with electric-grid operators. Facebook's new solution may support strong ROI, enabling financial incentives for all parties.

Service Providers

T-Mobile cleared to buy Sprint, creating new 5G giant

By Mike Roberts 12 Feb 2020

T-Mobile has committed to an aggressive 5G plan to push its merger with Sprint through a US Federal Court ruling.

Service Providers

CenturyLink's initiatives underpin wholesale and channel growth

By Cindy Whelan 10 Feb 2020

At its annual analyst summit in January 2020, CenturyLink executives discussed recent successes as well as future plans for its wholesale and indirect channel in the coming year.