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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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Network Technology and Market Tracker

This report highlights the important cellular subscription trends for the worldwide mobile cellular market by technology and region. Regional market forecasting is done for each of the seven major geographical regions. The Network Technology and Market Tracker is typically updated annually and the latest quarterly results are presented. Since this update was made prior to the next annual update, the focus of this iteration is to align the tracker with the key market trends defining mobile operator services. To that end, legacy technologies are included in the other category; GSM, CDMA2000 1X, and HSPA technologies are consolidated into their primary technology categories; and Gigabit LTE subscriptions forecast were added for each region.

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Who Needs 5G NR for eMBB When There’s Multi-Gigabit LTE?

2Q 2017 | IN-4581

5G is often described as the Holy Grail network with the potential to unlock new business opportunities beyond consumer markets, such as industrial automation, smart cities, robotics, automotive, and other Internet of Things (IoT) adjacencies. Since late 2015, the industry has been busy discussing ways to specify 5G standards in line with IMT-2020 recommendations. In March (2017), a common consensus has been agreed on the 5G New Radio (NR) eMBB workplan, whereby the first step is to accelerate non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR, and then evolve the specifications toward a fully-fledged standalone (SA) 5G network. NSA 5G NR will be specified under 3GPP Release 15, expected to be ratified by the end of 2018, with early commercial launches anticipated for 2019. SA 5G NR specifications will start under 3GPP Release 15, but the core specifications will be extended to Release 16, which will be ratified only in late 2019. Large-scale commercial services will not launch before 2021 at the earliest.

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

Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology

Nick Marshall

Research Director

Dimitris Mavrakis

Research Director

Lance Wilson

Research Director

Lian Jye Su

Senior Analyst

Webinar

5G Acceleration – Reality and Opportunities for Non-Consumer Markets

In this webinar, we’ll provide our view on the evolution of 5G. Will the many impacted industries work together to operationalize the networks? What will this mean for the ecosystem? We’ll look at applications and use cases for vertical market adjacencies.

Key topics include:

  • Assessment of 5G capabilities related to bandwidth, latency and D2D in terms of vertical applications and use cases
  • Evolutionary nature of cellular technologies and mobile ecosystem support for vertical lifecycle management

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