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Introduction

The changing dynamics of the global radio infrastructure market will make 2019 a year of adaptation and change.

Highlights

  • The speed of developments in the radio infrastructure market will depend on how far the more innovative operators are intent on developing the wider business opportunities created by 5G.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers four key areas which Ovum has identified as being important to shaping the radio access market in 2019.
  • Provides recommendations to service providers as well as vendors.

Key questions answered

  • What are the major trends to watch in the radio access market during 2019?
  • What recommended actions should CSPs and vendors be taking to address these important areas?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

5G deployments and early trends

  • Deploy NSA, get ready for SA
  • Building 5G, exploring new technologies, and forging partnerships
  • Key messages

Open RAN developments

  • Vendor interpretations of open RAN
  • The impact of 5G on openness
  • Key messages

Edge computing/MEC

  • What the role of MEC will be
  • Questions still to be addressed
  • Key messages

Private LTE networks

  • A replacement for Wi-Fi
  • Importance of partnering
  • Key messages

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author