Telco Digitization

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Artificial Intelligence Platforms for Telecom Networks

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in telecom network is skyrocketing with several use cases becoming increasingly popular: customer segmentation, service assurance, chatbots, customer services and many more. These are usually deployed and used in isolation in a single department, addressing a specific pain point.

This report covers the AI platform market, specifically targeted towards telecom networks. Initial use cases are outlined, and key operators are profiled with respect to their AI platform activities. Open source and industry initiatives are also covered, where several operators are waiting for them to mature before formulating a company-wide AI strategy.

On the other hand, there are AI platforms being developed that aim to be used in a broader context by many departments. These platforms are still in infancy but aim to create ecosystems where mobile service providers can utilize their own workforce as well as external developers to create AI applications.


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Executive Foresights

MWC Says 5G Is Here: Maybe for Consumers, but Surely Not for Verticals

1Q 2019

In order for MSPs to capitalize on 5G opportunities, they need to focus on partnerships, determine the right technologies for specific vertical markets and use cases, and learn as they progress.


Is 600 MHz And 700 MHz Spectrum The Ace In The 5G Hole?

1Q 2018

Spectrum below 3 GHz is in high demand with multiple stakeholders, and regulators around the world could potentially use the sub-3 GHz or even the sub-1 GHz spectrum bands as a mechanism to allow greenfield players or mobile telcos with minority market share to level the playing field between the largest and the smallest mobile telcos.

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5G for Consumer and Industrial Applications

5G discussions are currently focused on creating a faster network, but the revolution will happen with 5G will allow mobile service providers to address industrial applications. Despite the wide agreement that this will likely introduce a wave of new business opportunities, mobile service providers don’t yet understand the technologies, operational models and culture that 5G will require. They are now trying to understand what end markets need and test new business models, which will mature by the time 5G is fully deployed.

This webinar will present current 5G market activities, and what key mobile service providers are planning to do in the initial stages of commercial deployments, mostly focusing on consumer applications and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB). The webinar will then discuss industrial applications, where the market landscape is very different: connectivity is just a tiny element of industrial technology systems. Operators need to move away from connectivity-centric industrial strategies, otherwise they will find it hard to convince industrial implementers of the value proposition of their products and services.

This webinar will address the following questions:

  • What are the most recent developments in the 5G market landscape?
  • What aspects of 5G will be deployed in the next 5 years?
  • What industrial applications are possible with 4G and other technologies today? What is not?
  • How can MSPs prepare for industrial telecoms?
  • Which market will lead 5G industrial applications?