Future Networks examines technology for the cellular and mobile broadband networks, providing a holistic coverage from the edge to the core of the network and across all technology generations. The service provides detailed analysis and market forecasts across the networks supply chain. It assesses the role of every single node of this chain in enabling future generation mobile services. Coverage areas encapsulate all things that will transform the mobile network, including 5G and LTE Advanced Pro Networks, Carrier Unlicensed Spectrum, IOT Networks, Mobile Edge Computing, NFV and SDN, Network Cloudification, and Telco Data Analytics.
Questions over 4G’s definition seemed to die down, but in reality they have not. Most people involved in this industry know exactly what it is, but recently there have been increasing comments in the press – and even from some analysts – saying that 4G is undefined. No standards body, however, defines 3G or 4G; these are merely categorizations of standards. It is up to industry professionals to recognize that 4G air interfaces are being deployed today.