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How Mobility Operators Can Turn a Profit

The mobility market has stabilised over the past few years, but even operators with high market shares are still trying to project when they will make the jump from loss to profitability.

A new webinar – featuring James Hodgson, Principal Analyst from ABI Research and Remco Timmer, Director of Product Management at HERE Technologies – examines how location intelligence can enable mobility operators to provide a service that is profitable, sustainable and convenient.

The webinar will also:

  • Consider how the mobility market has evolved over recent years
  • Ask how we can improve operations with specialised solutions
  • Examine how data can increase the revenue of on-demand operators
  • Explain how to solve problems with location intelligence.
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Despite Committing to Google, GM Launches the Linux-based End-to-end Software Platform Ultifi

The Linux-based end-to-end software platform will help enable frequent and seamless delivery of updates, features, apps, performance enhancement, and services to customers for over-the-air (OTA), cloud-based services (e.g., personalization via facial recognition, vehicle-to-everything (V2X)), and integration with third-party content. 

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How Can Operators Differentiate with the Private Telecom Cloud?

There is an increasing convergence between the public and private cloud for CSPs, as more and more telecom network functions, such as BSS and even the core network in some early deployments, are being moved to the public cloud.

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Samsung Puts SmartThings and Smart Home Center Stage

Galaxy smartphone handsets and features dominated the Samsung Developer Conference keynote in 2019, but COVID-19 changed the company's focus.

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Taking Aim at the Sustainability Challenge Sitting on Top of the Cell-site Mast

Mobile operators are one of the forerunners to leverage renewable energy sources for the electricity purchased above the market average, while also increasing leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to further reduce energy consumption and thereby emissions.

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Wireless Telcos Can Help Pivot Incumbent Energy Grids to Smart Energy Grids

The telecom sector’s and utility companies’ main objectives around climate change are (1) to more efficiently reduce the consumption of natural resources, including energy supplies; (2) to reduce the emission of global-warming gases; and (3) to ensure that power supplies are efficiently allocated. 

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Andrew Zignani
Andrew Zignani
Research Director

2022 Will Mark a New Era for Wireless Innovation

2022 will represent a key year for wireless connectivity innovation as Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and Ultra-Wideband adoption accelerates across a growing number of end markets. ABI Research forecasts that next year Wi-Fi 6 will reach well over 1.5 billion annual chipset shipments, while 6 GHz enabled Wi-Fi 6E chipsets are forecasted to nearly triple year on year. Alongside this, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) devices are expected to reach nearly half-a-billion units as adoption increases within smartphones, wearables, speakers, personal trackers, and RTLS applications.  

The wireless connectivity landscape continues to evolve thanks to the emergence of new technologies, enhancements to established technologies, and continued innovation and competition across the chipset, module and device ecosystems,” explains Andrew Zignani, Research Director. ”2022 will be a critical year for wireless innovation as the rollout of Wi-Fi 6 rapidly accelerates well beyond flagship Wi-Fi devices, more and more devices support the 6 GHz band via Wi-Fi 6E, and UWB is embedded within increasing numbers of mainstream consumer devices.”  

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Lian Jye Su
Lian Jye Su
Principal Analyst

Field Robotics Application Revenue to Reach US$29 Billion by 2030

The global pandemic and labor shortages mean robotics adoption and workforce automation continue to dominate the agenda of industrial and manufacturing firms. In its latest report, ABI Research assesses the latest trends in the robotics industry that further propel the adoption of automated solutions, namely teleoperated robots and hardware agnostic robotics platforms.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant uptick in automated solutions demand in commercial and industrial sectors. Unsurprisingly, 2021 has been a good year for Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Small Unmanned Arial Systems (sUASs). However, market demands are not limited to these two form factors. Teleoperated robots are becoming more and more popular, driven by field applications, including high altitude material handling, non-destructive testing, and inspection of critical infrastructure, as well as field construction. Field robotics application revenue is expected to reach US$29 billion by 2030.

The concept of teleoperated robots is nothing new,” says Lian Jye Su, Principal Analyst, Industrial, Collaborative, & Commercial Robotics. “Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and sUASs are most common examples of teleoperated robots. However, these robots have low dexterity and flexibility and are often confined to specific tasks. Newer teleoperated robots, like Guardian XT from Sarcos Robotics, feature high agility and mobility, high bandwidth 5G connectivity, and can be equipped with various end-effector tools. In addition, end users can customize the teleoperated robots for a wide range of complex operations.”

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Investment in new cities set to boom

Cities Today

Investments in urban infrastructure aimed at implementing “new visions for cities” will reach US$375 billion by 2030, according to global technology intelligence firm ABI Research.

Dominique Bonte, VP End Markets and Verticals at ABI Research, said the investment projections are based on a strong increase in announcements about new city projects and concepts, driven by issues such as the urgent need to address climate change, and the “digitalisation of lifestyles”, which has been accelerated by Covid-19. Other factors cited include a growing focus on equity and inclusiveness, scalable economic development, and more affordable living.

“The very concept of cities will change profoundly and structurally,” Bonte commented.

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

RCR Wireless

“5G mmWave will have its role to play in urban and suburban downtown locales in developed markets and perhaps commercial business districts in emerging markets but the reality is, emerging market telcos will need the coverage and capacity characteristics of the sub-6 GHz bands for 5G. Not only does sub-6 GHz has sufficient capacity to meet demand, but also can propagate over a longer distance and is not attenuated by rain,” said Dean Tan, research analyst at ABI Research.

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