5G Core & Edge Networks Research Service

ABI Researchs 5G Core & Edge Networks coverage provides guidance and insight into the digital transformation journey, cloud computing, network monetization through analytics, agile service delivery platforms, and ICT infrastructure.


Our 5G Core & Edge Networks coverage, which includes data, trend, and forecast reports, provides industry-leading research and guidance on the transformation of the mobile service provider into a digital company. Topics include telco Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with a sharp focus on business and operational transformation issues in addition to technical coverage.


5G Core & Edge Networks ∙ 5G Markets 5G Devices, Smartphones & Wearables ∙ 5G & Mobile Network Infrastructure

The activities and implications of external developer ecosystems and open source projects are also covered, as well as their effect on the telecom infrastructure value chain. ABI Research provides visibility into the Mobile Service Provider (MSP) digital transformation and the need for MSPs to develop business models beyond connectivity as part of their strategy.

This includes MSPs initiatives beyond traditional services, MSPs strategies and activities by vertical, new and upcoming technologies from private LTE to 5G to serve end-markets, MSPs approach to generating new revenue streams, challenges and roadblocks in the MSP transformation journey, and the wider ecosystem reaction to MSPs’ transformation. Our extensive coverage, which includes data, trend, and forecast reports, focuses on cellular network components ranging from antennas, base stations, and access points to front-haul and back-haul.

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Coverage Areas Include

  • Digital opportunities with 5G
  • Regional trends for telco cloud deployments
  • Operator 5G service strategies
  • Technologies supporting vertical plays
  • Utility, mobility, smart cities, smart home, payment vertical markets for telcos
  • End market opportunities for MSPs
  • Telco AI strategies
  • AI use cases in telecom networks
  • Virtualization and automation
  • Telco cloud platforms, opportunities, and challenges
  • Telco SDN, SD-WAN and white boxes
  • Hot tech innovators in telco cloud
  • Value chain analysis and vendor matrix for NFV
  • Service enablement platforms
  • Telco analytics
  • NFV deployment and implications
  • Advanced telco cloud features: network slicing and service chaining
  • MEC value chain analysis
  • Network slicing and 5G networks
  • Open source and ecosystems in telco cloud
  • Big data and machine learning for telco analytics
  • Network slicing for automotive and AR/VR
  • Traffic management in the telco cloud
  • Signaling in the telco cloud: SIP, diameter, and SS7
  • Combining blockchain and AI for network control
  • Quantum networking
  • Service exposure platforms
  • Telco network deployments
  • Telco digital transformation
  • Network monetization
  • ICT infrastructure


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