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.
Clearwire’s “massive” spectrum holdings give it enormous potential. The worldwide WiMAX ecosystem has been watching Sprint and Clearwire for several years now and positive or negative views of WiMAX have hinged directly (or indirectly) on events as they occur. Delays in the whole ecosystem are tied to Clearwire’s delays as it re-formed its relationship with Sprint. Clearwire has been moving forward with its aggressive build-out plans over the last two years and now tangible results are visible. How many subscribers are retail versus wholesale, and what will cause this to shift?