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Why telecom is moving to the cloud — and the 3 ways telcos can get there (Reader Forum)

The cloud revolution has been widely adopted within IT, and most businesses are taking a “cloud-first” approach when deploying new applications. Gartner states that 85% of organizations will be “cloud first” by 2025. However, when it comes to adoption in telecom, the pace can...

Only 18% of US consumers aware of different types of 5G spectrum: study

  Only 18% of U.S. consumers have heard of and understand the difference between the 5G network band types such as mid-band or high-band (Millimeter Wave) currently available in the U.S., according to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD’s Connected Intelligence. The report also showed...

COVID-19 pandemic to delay 5G rollouts in Europe by 12-18 months: PwC

  The COVID-19 pandemic will delay the rollout of 5G networks in Europe by 12 to 18 months, according to a recent by PwC. According to the report, European telcos’ investment spending over the next two years will fall by €6bn-€9bn ($7.1bn-$10.6bn). “Telcos need to act urgently...

PwC: 5G is ‘just off the starting block’, with a marathon ahead

If the most popular metaphor for 5G is a race, then the industry is "just off the starting block," according to analysis from PwC. There's a marathon ahead, with some particularly tricky hurdles to navigate both in terms of deploying the technology and making...

The looming 5G price wars and industry path to monetization (Analyst Angle)

When I think about innovation to come, it’s hard not to consider the underlying technology that will be the foundation of the products and services we haven’t even imagined. The next generation of wireless network technology, better known as 5G, promises to bring the...

Are consumers willing to pay (more) for 5G?

Two recent studies highlighted consumers' willingness to pay a premium for 5G service, but devices, and whether 5G actually provides a new kind of customer experience, could prove to be sticking points. Matrixx Software recently surveyed more than 4,000 mobile users in both the U.S....

Are consumers ready for 5G?

If carriers build 5G, will consumers buy it? As mobile operators begin their initial deployments of 5G technologies in the U.S., they are betting that the next "G" will draw new customers and new revenues. With fixed wireless access and enhanced mobile broadband as the...

PwC previews Mobile World Congress Americas–5G, gigabit LTE and more

PwC principal: Line between LTE and 5G is 'blurry' In the run up to the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas, kicking off Sept. 12 in San Francisco, Dan Hays, a principal at PwC, shared his thoughts on the dominant themes of the expo. In an...

The direction of 5G and IoT coming out of MWC 2017

What impact did news from this year’s Mobile World Congress event have on the direction and pace of 5G technology and IoT deployment models? On this week’s “Carrier Wrap” we speak with Dan Hays from PwC’s Strategy& division to get his views...

Reality Check: Which industry will likely fuel growth and adoption of SD-WAN?

The SD-WAN space has received considerable attention from telecommunication operators, but what industry segment is set to lead the market going forward? Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Reality Check section is where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile...

Spectrum auction slows, 5G plans ramp and MWC preview

“Carrier Wrap” looks at the wind down of the FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction, update on 5G deployment plans and previews what to expect from MWC. On this week’s “Carrier Wrap” we speak with Dan Hays, partner at PwC’s...

FCC 600 MHz incentive auction stage 3 collapses after one forward bidding round

Telecom operators again failed to meet television broadcaster demand for 600 MHz spectrum licenses, with the FCC set to begin crucial next stage Dec. 13. The Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to infuse low-band spectrum into the “5G” technology path moves onto a...

How the used and trade-in smartphone market is impacting carriers and OEMs

PwC’s Strategy& division looks at the impact the removal of smartphone subsidies and new era of used devices and trade-ins is having on carriers and OEMs. The domestic cellular market has witnessed a wave of new operating models highlighted by the push from...

FCC 600 MHz auction stage 2 ends after 1 round; on to stage 3

Bidding activity quickly stalled in the forward auction portion of the ongoing FCC 600 MHz incentive auction, which is likely now looking at a 2017 conclusion Well, that was quick. The Federal Communications Commission needed just one round of bidding in the second stage of forward...

How next-gen mobile networks will enable IoT and smart city applications

Hype surrounding the ‘internet of things’ and smart city deployments remains robust, but how will next-gen networks be crafted to support services? The telecom space is abuzz with forecasts and predictions surrounding the positive financial impact expected from the “internet of things” and smart city...

Faster pace nets $1.8B in new 600 MHz incentive auction bids

600 MHz incentive auction proceeds top $14.4B, boosted by more and faster daily rounds; milestone likely to be hit today Bidding activity in the Federal Communications Commission’s 600 MHz incentive auction proceedings remains robust, with the past three rounds adding $1.8 billion in total and...

600 MHz spectrum auction update and impact on 5G

What impact will a now expected prolonged 600 MHz spectrum auction have on 5G deployment plans and will millimeter wave bands help bridge the gap? On this week’s Carrier Wrap, we spoke with Dan Hays, principal at PwC’s Strategy& division to get his insight into...

Internet of things opportunity and US government policy

On this week’s Carrier Wrap we speak with PwC to discuss the burgeoning internet of things market and potential impact from U.S. government policy Few telecom market segments have garnered as much attention over the past year as the “internet of things,” which in its...

600 MHz incentive auction kicks off – what to expect next?

On this week’s Carrier Wrap we speak with PwC Strategy& on what we should expect next from the FCC’s recently initiated 600 MHz incentive auction proceedings On this week’s Carrier Wrap, RCR Wireless News Editor-in-Chief Dan Meyer and Dan Hays, principal at PwC’s Strategy&...

Reality Check: For telecom companies, finding right mix of growth investments is key for sustainable growth

PwC Strategy& Consulting touts what telecom companies need to balance in order to sustain growth For U.S. telecommunications services companies, much attention has been paid to the dynamics in core markets. Major wireless and wireline network operators are focused on driving subscriber growth and monetizing...

Reality Check: How will Wi-Fi growth drive monetization models?

A closer look at Wi-Fi’s evolving technology and services Once viewed as a threat to mobile operators' valuable 3G and 4G services, Wi-Fi (family of technologies under the IEEE 802.11 protocol) is now seen as a cost-effective way of helping operators meet their customers’ insatiable...

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