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5G infrastructure upgrade underway… Is your 4G infrastructure optimized? (Analyst Angle)

LTE will still play a fundamental role in the future of the mobile network. Mobile operators in developed markets face the challenge of unlocking new revenue streams to remain competitive while mobile operators in emerging markets continue relying on LTE for coverage and capacity...

Most 5G sites in emerging markets will be sub-6 GHz by 2026: Study

ABI Research forecasts that approximately 90% of 5G cell sites in emerging markets will be operating with support for a combination of sub-6 GHz bands by 2026. In a release, the consultancy noted that sub-6 GHz bands will provide optimum coverage while catering for sufficient...

Telecom operators are demonstrating their ICT green credentials (Analyst Angle)

With the increasing occurrence of climate change events, industries globally have had to shift their attention towards their emissions and contributions, and the telecom industry is no different. According to the GSMA’s Mobile Net Zero report, it is estimated that the mobile industry produces...

RFFE system design is helping democratize 5G adoption beyond smartphones (Analyst Angle)

The benefits brought about by the introduction of 5G are clearly identified, notably offering higher data throughput, enhanced signal reliability and lower latency, but it is the use of 5G beyond the mobile devices ecosystem that makes this generation so distinct from the others....

The ICT industry can play an essential role in the green economy (Analyst Angle)

The impact of climate change is becoming more visible and has been felt by more people around the world. It has brought about the increased occurrence of wildfires, storms and longer periods of drought. Shrinking icebergs and rising sea levels are contributing to more...

Massive MIMO boosts capacity and availability for 5G operators in speed tests (Analyst Angle)

Broadband is a necessity, not a luxury Over the years, there has been an ongoing argument over whether broadband should be considered an essential utility similar to that of basic utilities, such as water, light, heating, waste management and others. Making broadband more affordable and...

Active antennas are essential to 5G deployments (Analyst Angle)

The base station antenna is an increasingly complex and essential part of the mobile network as networks evolve to 5G. The evolution from 3G to 4G and now to 5G has enabled increasing sector throughput rates and it is the base station antenna that...

5G business success insights from China, Korea, and Japan (Analyst Angle)

2021 is the year when 5G continues to progress while both infrastructure and device ecosystems have matured, creating economies of scale. In the infrastructure market, vendors have shipped more than 1 million 5G base stations while the device ecosystem has matured enough to include...

700 MHz has the potential to take 5G to the max (Analyst Angle)

5G New Radio offers mobile operators access to new frequency bands, such as the C-Band, 3.3 to 4.2 GHz spectrum, as well as access to millimeter wave (mmWave) bands. This has helped operators to create 3 main spectrum categories for 5G: (i) Low Band...

4G LTE, the foundation for 5G (Analyst Angle)

The hype and expectations around 5G continue to build, but the reality is that Long Term Evolution (LTE) is still going to be a significant part of the mobile cellular landscape for several years to come. Not only does LTE support several of today’s...

Evolving complexity of the RFFE as the market transitions from 4G to 5G and why it matters (Analyst Angle)

As the mobile industry continues its transition to 5G, outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric at launch, it brings with it a host of extremely complex challenges for vendors to overcome if this demand explosion across all price tiers and device types...

Why Huawei’s GLOMO wins are an important indicator for the global nature of the supply chain (Analyst Angle)

MWC 2021 took place in Barcelona in June 2021, during a difficult period for the whole world as new COVID-19 variants are sweeping the world. Nevertheless, the GSMA and the city of Barcelona must be commended on their organizational skills and that they persevered...

The 2021 In-Building Wireless Report

Wireless connectivity has never been as crucial to as many people as it is today. In a new world shaped by social distancing, wireless capabilities have transcended convenience and become the primary fabric of human interaction. As recently as 2016, ABI Research reported that more...

Initial 6G deployments to occur in 2028 or 2029: ABI Research

The initial commercial deployments of 6G technology are forecast to take place between 2028 and 2029, according to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research. The research firm also said it expects the first standards for 6G to be ready by 2026.   "X Reality (XR),...

China to reach 739 million 5G subs by 2025: ABI Research

China is forecast to reach 739 million 5G subscribers by 2025, according to a recent study by ABI Research. This figure would represent nearly 40% of the global market share in the 5G segment. In terms of the annual mobile data consumption, the 5G annual data...

Innovation is finally reinventing rural broadband connectivity (Analyst Angle)

In the past 5 to 10 years, there have been several novel if not downright quirky communication solutions trying to address the needs of rural connectivity, especially in emerging markets. These have ranged from tethered and free-floating balloons to circling solar-powered high-altitude aircraft, but...

Opportunities and challenges of 5G positioning in the enterprise market (Analyst Angle)

While Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) are dominating the scene for outdoor Location-Based Services (LBS), including automotive navigation and smartphone applications, new technologies, commonly called Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), are making inroads to support new high-accuracy location use cases, such as asset and material...

Not all 5G is created equal (Analyst Angle)

iPhone Kick-Starts 5G’s Mass Market Appeal 5G was officially launched in South Korea in mid-2019 with a few smartphones, followed by many countries with additional commercial launches and new devices. Prior to this, and in a very similar pattern to 4G launches, 5G was only...

The vital role of microwave and millimeter wave for backhauling 5G traffic (Analyst Angle)

5G is set to have a significant impact on backhaul networks in the coming years. From ABI Research’s own research on the top 30 markets, 5G mobile subscriptions are expected to grow by a 41.2% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2021 and 2027,...

PTC White Paper: Enterprise Augmented Reality Meets a Market in Need of Solutions

A resilient workforce is critical for overcoming today's business challenges. Few solutions exist that meet your most pressing business needs without requiring significant upfront investment or long implementation time. Augmented reality bucks that trend. Enterprise augmented reality solutions keep employees productive and safe while maintaining...

Editorial Webinar: Short-range + long-range IoT – how, when, and why to combine short-range technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

A single connectivity technology will suffice for certain IoT applications, but the real magic is being realised when two or more complementary IoT technologies combine. Increasingly, solution providers are looking to make multi-mode connectivity a springboard for more complex and ambitious IoT solutions. This webinar...

4G is where the money should be (Analyst Angle)

The current telco market is dominated by discussions surrounding 5G and geopolitical competition as countries strive to dominate in future technologies and cellular generations. However, these discussions fail to focus on the fact that most of the data being delivered through mobile networks utilize...

How important is Huawei for the 5G industry? (Analyst Angle)

Huawei’s success and market evolution are a contested topic nowadays, with critics arguing that the vendor is a front for the Chinese government, while several telco operators claim the Chinese vendor is continuously innovating in the industry and setting a new standard for client...

Demystifying the LPWA Technology Market Hype: Identifying the key Vertical IoT applications driving market growth

As the LPWA technology market continues to evolve, it is faced with fierce competition from Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IOT, LTE-M, and other LPWA technologies. This competition has also fueled significant market hype. LPWA network technologies will certainly be integral to enable digital transformation across various...

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