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GDPR: New Hurdles for Companies but More Power to People!

May 25, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
Michela Menting, Research Director

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is finally here, coming into full force today, 25 May 2018, for all organizations (‘data controllers’) processing the personal data of natural persons (‘data subjects’) in the EU. The regulations are a big deal because they will have significant effect not just ...


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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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