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Editorial Report: The business case for 5G mmWave: Charting a path to ROI

While there are clear challenges associated with the propagation characteristics and cost of densely deploying 5G using millimeter wave frequencies, the high-band spectrum offers unique advantageous. In addition to providing multi-Gbps user experiences, 5G mmWave allows operators to add huge amounts of capacity in...

Editorial Report: Private Networks in 2022: Why Private 5G Networks Matter

This report, a companion to the Private Networks Forum, aggregates, analyzes and contextualizes the wide-ranging discussions from expert speakers, including technology buyers, sellers, policy makers and innovators tuning private networks to the unique needs of the vertical industries around the world.

Editorial Report: Test and Measurement: Navigating operations, assurance and new spectrum as 5G matures

This report, a companion to the Test & Measurement Forum, aggregates, analyzes and contextualizes the wide-ranging discussions from expert speakers, including technology buyers, sellers, policy makers and innovators working to ensure 5G lives up to its potential by increasingly automated the products and processes...

Editorial Report: Industrial 5G Innovation: From setting standard to becoming standard

 Industrial 5G, capable of meeting the exacting performance requirements of mission- and business-critical applications, is continuing to evolve as relevant international organizations finalize standards for important features. As these standards are memorialized and then integrated into commercial products, what's the outlook for industrial 5G adoption,...

Editorial Report: The global status of 5G: Spectrum, deployments and customer trends

Some say the pandemic hindered 5G progress; some say it accelerated its rollout. More than two years into COVID-19 where does 5G stand globally? This report explores how different regulations, spectrum availability and customer demands impact the deployment and adoption of next-generation cellular services around...

Editorial Report: 5G telco cloud transformation: Aligning people, process and technology

This report, a companion to the Telco Cloud Forum, aggregates, analyzes and contextualizes the wide-ranging discussions from expert speakers, including technology buyers, sellers, policy makers and innovators bringing the scale, economics and operational practices of the hyperscale world into the telecoms sector, which is...

Editorial Report: 5G Monetization: Key challenges, opportunities

This report, a companion to the 5G Monetization Forum, aggregates, analyzes and contextualizes the wide-ranging discussions from expert speakers, including technology buyers, sellers, policy makers and innovators developing the solutions that will deliver meaningful change for enterprises and, in turn, create new revenue opportunities...

Editorial Report: Talking About (Industrial) Revolution: Utilities

In this Q&A report series, Enterprise IoT Insights talks with select industry leaders about how digital systems – including 5G, AI, IoT, and edge, plus other key technologies – are transforming vital global industries. This report maps the vision, signs the obstacles, and charts a...

Editorial Report: Optimizing and monitoring maturing 5G networks

Low latency, ultra-reliability, fast speeds -- 5G networks promise it all. How do operators and vendors make sure that they're truly delivering, particularly when it comes to serving enterprises? What changes are necessary to optimize and monitor 5G networks when you're using them to...

Editorial Report: From cloud-native to zero-touch: The future of 5G

The cloud is already everywhere in telecom. CSPs and hyperscalers are finding more ways to work together and grow the future of 5G. Whether it’s the public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, the telco cloud convergence is happening.From cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) Core...

Editorial Report: Everything-as-a-service: Consumption models when the cloud is everywhere

As more and more customers seek out cloud services, we are entering an 'Everything as a Service' or XaaS era, in which the traditional cloud service models are giving way to a growing trend of new and vast products and tools related to cloud...

Four routes to 5G monetization: FWA, mmWave, MEC, private networks

5G monetization hinges on partners, ecosystem, and delivering business outcomes For a deep dive into 5G monetization strategies and considerations, access the 5G Monetization Forum on-demand. Operators have invested billions in designing and deploying 5G networks but, to date, meaningful new service revenues have proved...

New report: The green credentials of 5G and IoT

Operators can deploy 5G more sustainably than 4G, and use the combo of 5G and IoT to help enterprises become more sustainable Download the report "The green credentials of 5G and IoT" here. In many ways, 5G and IoT were made for one another. The...

Digital Industry Solutions Report: Hybrid low-power IoT – mixing short, medium and long range connectivity for massive IoT

The penny has dropped – IoT is not a winner-takes-all market. Increasingly, IoT solution providers are looking to mix and match low-power IoT technologies to serve complex use cases and drive efficiencies. This report discusses the combination, variously, of wide-area IoT (LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M),...

Analyst Report: 3GPP Rel. 17 – Laying Foundation for the Next Phase of 5G

Having seen most of its development under the shadows of a global pandemic, Rel. 17 is putting a solid foundation for the next phase of 5G. The biggest focus of the standard has been expanding the benefits of 5G beyond traditional smartphone and broadband...

Editorial Report: Creative destruction: How network disaggregation changes everything

There's a big change hitting the telecom industry right now. Hardware and software are being decoupled with cost coming out of the former and strategic investments shifting to the latter. This sea change could serve to threaten the long-standing business models of large, incumbent...

Editorial Report: Is it really time to start talking about 6G?

There's a common line of thinking in telecom--real value and innovation only comes with even-numbered Gs. While 5G has been the talk of the industry for years with no signs of slowing, has it really lived up to the long-held world-changing promises used to...

Editorial Report: The role of hyperscalers in enterprise 5G and edge

Major cloud providers like Google Cloud are steadily making inroads with enterprises looking to embrace the Industry 4.0 movement and take advantage of localized data processing and the near real-time responsiveness it enables. 5G connectivity is also at the core of the movement but...

Editorial Report: The state of Wi-Fi 6/6E

Wi-Fi 6 offers a host of advanced features, such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO, target wake time, 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode and transmit beamforming. The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in...

Editorial Report: Monetizing MEC: What’s the value of the edge?

For operators to effectively monetize 5G, the thinking is that 5G networks need to be coupled with a geographically distributed mobile edge computing (MEC) infrastructureand enterprise-facing applications capable of delivering business outcomes that help a user save money or make money. That logic is...

Editorial Report: The challenges and opportunities of small cell network densification

As digital services evolve and users continue to demand faster speeds and higher availability, network densification is proving to be a key driver for enabling successful 5G networks. Small cells, in particular, are seen by operators as a method of increasing cellular network capacity,...

Editorial Report: Cellular LPWAN | NB-IoT: What has gone wrong, and when will it go right

NB-IoT was supposed to connect everything. It hasn't. Instead, it has coughed and spluttered, and faced cries about its cost, ecosystem, and coverage. But something is afoot, finally, as devices have come available, costs have started to come down, and the operator community has...

Editorial Report: From greenfield to brownfield: Open RAN in 2022 (With large scale carrier commitments in place, what’s next for the Open RAN ecosystem?)

Open RAN in 2020 was all about communicating the value proposition and gaining validation from major global operators. In 2021, with that validation in hand, the Open RAN ecosystem is pushing toward delivering on those benefits. Priorities include a broader pool of hardware support,...

Editorial Report: Minding the mid-band: C Band and CBRS efforts

The U.S. has lagged in midband spectrum availability for 5G compared to the rest of the world. But now, CBRS PAL licenses are in-hand. The first tranche of C-Band spectrum will be available in December. RCR Wireless News looks at the availability of midband...

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