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Where Is 5G Being Made?

May 3, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Dimitris Mavrakis, Research Director

The telco market is in development mode, discussing 5G technology, business models, and how to address enterprise verticals. This is normal activity in a technology refresh cycle, but as cellular generations progress, the discussion broadens: 5G is not just a technology evolution, but is also positioned as an end market ...


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MWC 2018 – Digital Security Roundup

March 8, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Michela Menting, Research Director

I spent an eventful (and busy) four days at MWC this year, following up on security announcements, and observing some interesting demos. Many of last year’s security themes were still relevant, notably around IoT, automation, and AI & ML, and some faint, if important, messages around quantum security! Most of ...


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Mobile Antenna Developments

March 3, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Jake Saunders, Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services

5G was pervasive theme at many booths at MWC Barcelona 2018. Massive MIMO, multiple input multiple output antennas, are a key technical innovation required by 5G. Various antenna vendors demonstrated massive MIMO antennas from 16T16R up to 64T64R but it looks like antenna vendors are taking different approaches to addressing ...


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Huawei & African Operators are Targeting Rural Cellular Coverage to find Additional Growth

March 3, 2018, 11:53 p.m.
Jake Saunders, Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services

At MWC 2018, the African Telecommunications Union emphasized mobile telcos need to redouble efforts to provide communications services to the remaining 2 billion unconnected peoples. This is not just about providing mobile voice and messaging but also e-health, e-governance, e-education and mobile money. Huawei is very much targeting the rural ...


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Other Interesting MWC 2018 Highlights

March 3, 2018, 12:03 a.m.
Jake Saunders, Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services

 Vasona Network had a pretty convincing demo for MEC-based gaming that could target the high-end gaming market typically occupied by Xbox and PlayStation.  Samsung Networks is making a very aggressive play into the 5G infrastructure market. need to watch this. Not only3.5 GHz but also 28 GHz solutions as ...


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