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The Future of 5G positioning Panel Discussion Key Takeaways

Last week, I was honored to moderate a panel session organized by ABI Research that debated the future of real time location system (RTLS) technologies, the role that 5G positioning will play in shaping this market, and what steps the 5G ecosystem should take to make 5G positioning the right technology for solving key enterprise ...

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5G Infrastructure: What Connectivity Will Look Like in 2021 and Beyond

Sponsored by Oracle

It may seem long overdue to declare, but 5G is finally beginning to establish itself as a primary cellular communication technology. Mobile operators are expanding their networks across several global regions, including North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. In China, operators have ramped up deployment of New Radio (NR) base stations, with ...

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Opportunities and Challenges of 5G Positioning in the Enterprise Market

While Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) are dominating the scene for outdoor Location-Based Services (LBS), including automotive navigation and smartphone applications, new technologies, commonly called Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), are making inroads to support new high-accuracy location use cases, such as asset and material tracking, personnel tracking, vehicle and fleet tracking, tool and equipment tracking ...

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2021 Will be a Big Year for 5G Smartphones

The 5G smartphone market is now outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric. Between the number of mobile devices, subscribers, and networks available at launch, 5G is the most accelerated mobile technology generation ever launched. Technical challenges, new features and functionalities, as well as new radio elements for supporting new radio bands and combinations ...

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New 5G Smartphone Teardowns Confirm Benefits of Radio System Integration

As the smartphone market continues its speedy transition to 5G, it becomes increasingly obvious that the design of Radio Frequency (RF) systems and the choice of appropriate RF Front End (RFFE) components will become key for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to differentiate their products.

ABI Research, using the teardown expertise of System Plus Consulting, unpacked ...

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Undoubtedly the industry most dramatically affected by COVID-19, healthcare systems across the globe are under tremendous pressure and the pandemic highlights an urgent need to advance toward smart healthcare systems. At the same time, COVID-19 has also presented the perfect application scenario for the deployment of 5G networks in hospitals, doctors’ practices, and social care ...

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Telcos As A National Growth Accelerator

A Government Investment Strategy Blueprint

At this challenging time, the role of the Telco has never been so important. They are key to retaining any semblance of normalcy in a COVID affected social and enterprise setting. More importantly, they are a key actor that will be crucial in enabling nations to manage the transition out of COVID-19 related ...

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5G and the Factory Floor

5G has finally made its mark on a wide range of applications and services, most notably in the consumer market. However, larger revenue opportunities will arise from targeting enterprise verticals. ABI Research forecasts that by 2028, manufacturing will account for nearly a quarter of total generated revenue in the 5G Ultra Low Latency Use Cases (URLLC ...

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The Vast, Untapped Potential of 5G

5G is being billed as a technology powerhouse due to its superiority over its predecessors. It provides an abundance of network capacity, higher bandwidth, and lower latency in comparison to LTE and other previous generation technologies. As suppliers and mobile service providers increase adoption of 5G, however, they tend to view success in relativity to the ...

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Can Consumer Revenues Sustain 5G Rollouts? Not Likely

The future of 5G lies in the enterprise. Use cases across different vertical markets, such as industrial automation, cloud gaming, private Long-Term Evolution (LTE), and smart transport systems, will become pervasive, unlocking new opportunities for Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) along the way.

However, this bright and lucrative future may be hampered by 5G’s past. That’s ...