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Mobile Network Infrastructure delivers end-to-end coverage of the infrastructure with a strong emphasis on access networks and enabling technologies, as well as the data traffic flowing across these networks. Our coverage includes radio access topologies from antennas, base stations, and access points to supporting front-haul, back-haul technologies. We pay special focus to innovative technology deployments for indoor and outdoor networks operating under both licensed and unlicensed spectrums, including MIMO, massive MIMO and beamforming, distributed antenna systems, carrier aggregation, new waveforms, and new modulation schemes.

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Indoor Wireless Networks Transformative Horizon

This report examines the rapidly transforming in-building technology and market. A confluence of advanced technologies including LTE-Advanced Pro, 5G, LAA/LTE-U, CBRS, MulteFire and IoT will merge DAS and Small Cell architectures requiring advances in C-RAN, V-RAN, MEC and Fronthaul. Public safety networks will operate in parallel with existing P25 and Tetra and will require in-building deployment for fully redundant, fault tolerant connectivity in the building. In-building system ownership will migrate to enterprise or venue-led business models as in-building systems migrate to smaller and more numerous buildings.


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Executive Foresights

The Future of Small Cell Deployments

2Q 2018

As mobile service providers plan to densify their 4G and 5G networks, the United States and Europe are loosening regulations on small cell deployments, but issues concerning support infrastructure, cost, and time frames need to be addressed. Upgradeability, spectrum flexibility, and the support of advanced features are also key considerations.


Analyst Support

Every client is assigned a key member of our research team, based on their organization’s needs and goals. And, an unlimited number of Analyst Inquiry calls are available to answer your specific questions.

Malik Saadi

Vice President, Strategic Technologies

Nick Marshall

Research Director

Dimitris Mavrakis

Research Director

Lance Wilson

Research Director

Prayerna Raina

Senior Analyst

Jake Saunders

Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services


Antennas: A Critical Element in Your 5G Network

May 3, 2018, 10 a.m.

Sponsored by Kathrein

Mobile cellular antennas are the unsung heroes of the mobile cellular network. They pick up and deliver your voice calls, messages, web-pages and video streams. Mobile cellular base-station antennas have been at the cutting edge of innovation as antenna vendors, like Kathrein, find novel ways to keep antennas compact, reliable, low profile and effective in covering a range of urban and rural scenarios.

With 5G just over the horizon, the need for multi-band antennas that can handle up to 5 to 10 frequencies and Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) transmissions (MU-MIMO, FD-MIMO and Massive MIMO) is testing the innovative limits of antenna vendors. 5G also introduces the 3.5 GHz, and even the millimeter wave 26~28 GHz, which needs to be added to the antenna array in a tightly integrated and low profile form-factor.

This webinar will answer:

  • How will 5G grow in terms of subscriptions and data traffic?
  • What does the 5G standards roadmap look like?
  • What is the outlook for multiband antennas and the innovations they are applying to make it possible?
  • How important is MIMO to 4G and to 5G?
  • What other competitive pressures impact the purchasing decision of the mobile telcos re: mobile base-station antennas?