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Liquid Telecom plans South African 5G wholesale launch for early 2020

Liquid Telecom has 56 megahertz worth of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band African wholesale operator Liquid Telecom is adding a 5G wireless network to its existing fiber offering, and plans to launch a 5G wholesale network in all major South African cities in early...

5G early adopters ‘test the waters’ amid strong growth

There are now 50 commercial 5G networks around the world Early adopters of 5G technology have begun to take advantage of numerous initial 5G network rollouts in 2019, according to a statement released by 5G Americas. The data from Ovum showed that there are now four...

5G rollouts accelerate as LTE growth continues

Amid growing 5G deployment, LTE growth remains strong According to 5G Americas, global LTE subscriptions are nearing 5 billion worldwide, and there have been a quarter billion new LTE connections added around the world in the second quarter of 2019. The data, gathered by Ovum, shows...

For 5G to properly address vertical use cases, ‘co-creation’ is key

Operators will take 5G to verticals they’re already familiar with, analyst says LONDON--Right now, the focus on 5G monetization is all about delivering enhanced mobile broadband experiences to consumers. For meaningful entry into the enterprise and industrial segments, there’s still standardization and technological advancements needed,...

Analysts expect strong growth in 5G and Industrial IoT

Bolstered by the continued development of next-generation "5G" mobile networks, industrial automation is expected to see strong adoption as the "internet of things" takes shape. In a pair of new reports, analysts detail expectations for strong market growth in 5G and industrial IoT. 5G technology...

IoT startups draw $31 billion in investments from 2011-2015

Ovum research highlights IoT growth The Internet of Things, or IoT, is and has been making major waves in both consumer and industrial applications, and the IoT is only expected to grow as new connections ranging from health wearables to asset tracking sensors are deployed. To...

Cloud growth set to impact ECM in 2016

Ovum predicts significant upheaval from cloud across the enterprise content management market The enterprise content management space is set for significant upheaval in 2016, with a recent report from Ovum predicting the largest impact for the segment will come from increased reliance and use of...

Cloud and appliances set to boost big data adoption, Hadoop in 2016

Ovum report predicts cloud and appliances to drive ‘next wave’ of big data, Hadoop adoption A new report from Ovum predicts cloud and appliances are set to boost the “next wave” of big data adoption and target “more of the enterprise mainstream that will have...

LatAm: Telcos increase deals with OTT; video rises in Brazil

Competition between communication service providers and over-the-top players could be set to change. According to Ovum’s "Telco-OTT Tracker" survey, Latin American telecom operators are increasing the number of partnership deals signed with OTT players. The tracker counted more than 500 deals across 11 categories on...

Telecom M&A activity down sharply last year, off to slow start in 2015

A new report from Ovum found 2014 telecom M&A deals less than one-third of 2007 high, cite increased competition A new report from analyst firm Ovum claims a sharp drop in mergers and acquisitions across the global telecom market, which it said has led to...

Ovum predicts telco capex at $2T over next five years

Tech research firm Ovum is forecasting telecom capital expenditures over the next five years will top $2 trillion. In the United States, Ovum tallied some $364 billion in capex this year with mobile operators accounting for 59% of that spending and fixed-communications service providers making...

Ovum: Churn remains hurdle for mobile operators worldwide

Customer churn remains a significant issue for mobile operators as a wealth of choices and easing of porting hurdles have clipped consumers' loyalty toward their current provider. This issue was brought to light in a new report from Ovum, which found that telecom operators worldwide...

OpenMarket taps messaging to improve enterprise CEM

Amdocs’ OpenMarket division launched a mobile messaging solution that it claims is designed to help enterprise customers deliver improved customer engagement services. The company said the offering is based on its Mobile Engagement Platform, providing “two-way” global text messaging for “immediate and direct interaction at...

CTIA 2014: Ericsson enters small cell upgrade race with integrated solution

Ericsson joined Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Networks in launching a new small cell solution at Super Mobility Week, describing its tablet-sized RBS6402 as a "plug-and-play" solution that can be live on an operator's network within 10 minutes. The infrastructure giant wants its small cell solution...

Ovum: CEM to pace enterprise application spend

Enterprises are increasingly focused on the mobile environment, with many verticals dedicating a vast majority of their IT spending on ensuring a more complete environment for employees and customers. In fact, Gartner last year predicted that the number of mobile customer retention management applications...

Carrier Wrap: Wholesale market set to boom; SK Telecom, Ericsson partner on 5G

SK Telecom signed an agreement with Ericsson to conduct joint research on “5G-related technologies” geared towards demonstrating “5G” services during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Analyst Angle: Offering zero-rated apps to drive mobile data adoption

Many Latin American operators have recently started offering free access or access without using data allowance for selected applications, generally to

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia and Mozilla announced new products and plans for the affordable smartphone market.

EE dominates RootMetrics UK test; Vodafone cries foul

RootMetrics took its road show to the United Kingdom during the second half of last year, returning with network quality data claiming a solid win for operator EE, and excuses from last-place finisher Vodafone. RootMetrics said that it tested wireless networks for U.K. operators EE,...

Analyst Angle: LTE pricing strategies in Latin America are too conservative

Research conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media with operators in 10 Latin American countries shows that most operators did not use the launch of LTE to revamp their pricing strategies,

Analyst Angle: Latin American impact of Telefonica, Telecom Italia negotiations

Last month Spanish telecom operator Telefonica announced it was increasing its stake in the holding entity that controls a 22.4% stake in the largest Italian operator, Telecom Italia. While the new agreement

Analyst Angle: Latin American regulators measures to foster competition will not have a big impact in the short term

Latin American regulators are more concerned about the mobile market concentration in some countries, such as Colombia, Mexico and Peru, and they have implemented a range of measures in an attempt to foster competition.

Analyst Angle: The status of m-payments in Latin America

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. Latin America combines a number of favorable conditions on the demand side for the emergence of...

Telecom Analytics: Informa survey finds 48% of operators have implemented big data

A survey from Informa Telecoms & Media showed impressive numbers of big data adoption among telecom companies. According to the study conducted with approximately 120 operators in June 2013, 48% of carriers said they are already implementing big data projects. However, Informa notes that the...

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