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

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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 others ...

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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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The Next Breakthrough in Indoor Wireless: Distributed Massive MIMO

Importance of In-Building Wireless in the 5G Era

5G is entering the mass market in late-2020 and early adopters, as well as large-scale deployments, are illustrating best practices for the rest of the world. An important conclusion from many advanced Asian markets, including South Korea and China, is that outdoor 5G deployments need to take ...

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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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Cloud-Native Networking for a 5G Era

5G and Cloud-Native networking Market Overview

Based on findings from  a recently commissioned Cloud-Native Networking for a 5G Era report, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are seeking to transform their network infrastructure, automate operational processes, and transform internal mindsets to capture new growth. The transformation is being driven, in part, by a growth of user data demand ...

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Seven Key Elements OEMs Need To Consider When Choosing Their 5G Chipset Partner

The 5G Devices Market Landscape

The mobile industry’s move to 5G has begun in earnest with expectations that more than 150 million 5G smartphones will be sold this year, irrespective of the impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak. This growth can only be reached if it is underpinned by the latest requisite technology, namely chipsets ...

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What to Expect from the 2019 Qualcomm 5G Summit

The launch of the first wave of 5G commercial services has been crowned a great success, with credit going to Qualcomm and its partners for the impressive milestones they have managed to achieve with 5G just 6 months after the first commercial launch of enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services. They have rolled out 30+ 5G ...

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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 ...

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The Numbers & History Behind Apple’s Acquisition Of Intel’s Modem Business

Two weeks ago, Apple announced its decision to invest $1 billion to purchase most of Intel’s modem development unit.

The truth, however, is that this move was years in the making, and will have implications on the connectivity, smartphone, and overall 5G landscape for years to come.

What’s Apple’s Real Motivation?

On the surface, it ...