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Augmented And Virtual Reality: Visualizing Potential Across Hardware, Software, And Services

Over the past decade, the prevalence of new enabling technologies in numerous marketplaces has grown significantly. Any market examined will point to new applications and use cases being enabled through novel technology adaptations and expanding product portfolios.

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Driving Innovation In The Mobile Cellular Antenna Market

July 22, 2020

The increasing number of 5G subscriptions and total subscriptions will continue to make greater demands on the operators’ networks. 5G subscriptions are forecast to reach 3 billion in 2025 from about 0.2 billion in 2020, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 56%.

Augmented And Virtual Reality: Visualizing Potential Across Hardware, Software, And Services

July 22, 2020

Over the past decade, the prevalence of new enabling technologies in numerous marketplaces has grown significantly. Any market examined will point to new applications and use cases being enabled through novel technology adaptations and expanding product portfolios. In the enterprise sector, this has consisted of significant digitization: basic connectivity added to an implementation enabling new things. This gave rise to analytics, automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and more.

5G Teardowns Reveal Qualcomm’s RF Leadership Due To Growing Design Complexity

July 21, 2020 | Sponsored by Qualcomm

The 5G smartphone market is set to rapidly expand in the next 12 months, with many mobile vendors looking to quickly develop their 5G portfolios. It is anticipated that 5G will increase more aggressively compared to 4G to become the most accelerated mobile technology generation ever launched, despite any lag in demand that may be caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. This landmark growth includes a seismic shift to lower price points in 2020, which will greatly increase the global addressable market for 5G. However, a host of extremely complex challenges lie ahead for smartphone vendors to overcome if this 5G demand explosion across all tiers is to be fully realized.

Open RAN: Market Reality And Misconceptions

July 1, 2020 | Sponsored by Qualcomm

Open RAN can become a disruptive trend that will move the telco infrastructure market from a static, vertical market with few players using proprietary solutions to a dynamic, horizontal market with a multitude of players, similar to the innovative, dynamic, and well-established Personal Computer (PC) and cloud computing markets.

Robotics And COVID-19: Challenges And Opportunities

June 22, 2020

Like many technologies, the path to rolling out robotics is being complicated by COVID-19. But more than any other technology, robotics developers have visibly demonstrated the value of more flexible automation to meet the enormous challenges being placed on businesses and governments.

Cloud-Based AI In A Post-COVID-19 World

May 19, 2020

The demand for cloud-based services has never been greater. While nearly half of the world’s population is in partial or full lockdown, people are continuing their daily activities online. This has increased Internet traffic, with many communication service providers reporting a 30% to 40% spike in average traffic, but it has also led to a shift from many offline activities and transactions to online platforms.

Telcos As A National Growth Accelerator

May 8, 2020

At this challenging time, the role of the Telco has never been so important. They are key to retaining any semblance of normalcy in a COVID affected social and enterprise setting. More importantly, they are a key actor that will be crucial in enabling nations to manage the transition out of COVID-19 related stagnation and providing a resilient national infrastructure and stimulate GDP growth.

The Future Of Short-Range Wireless

May 1, 2020 | Sponsored by Huawei

The wireless connectivity landscape is extremely complex, with each technology having its own respective strengths and limitations, from the physical layer and underlying networking standard right up to the application layer.

5G And AI: The Foundations For The Next Societal And Business Leap

April 30, 2020 | Sponsored by Intel

5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the breakthrough technologies of this decade. The two technologies, each in its own way, are bringing thousands of the most influential and innovative companies together to build one of the strongest ecosystems likely to transform the way we live and work.

The Future Of Wi-Fi

April 22, 2020

The need for faster, more reliable, more efficient, and more widespread Wi-Fi coverage is becoming increasingly vital in a world filled with more Wi-Fi devices at both ends of the performance spectrum, from high-throughput and low-latency applications to battery-constrained Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Taking Stock Of COVID-19: The Short- And Long-Term Ramifications On Technology And End Markets

March 17, 2020

There is no doubt that the coronavirus outbreak will have significant ramifications for technology companies, those companies investing in technology to enhance operations, and the customers of those companies.

The Perfect Mobile World Congress: 13 Visions For The Ideal Mobile Trade Show

March 2, 2020

Traditionally, Mobile World Congress events have generated a lot of noise, but hardly any revolutionary announcements or momentum. Therefore, while the cancellation of this year's event was unavoidable, it does come with a silver lining.

Top 5G Real-Life Use Cases

Feb. 25, 2020 | Sponsored by Huawei

Fifth Generation (5G) cellular connectivity is here and will facilitate a wide range of applications and services, not only in the consumer, but more importantly, in the enterprise vertical domain. Considering enterprise verticals, 5G is much more than just “4G + another G.” The distinct features of 5G allow for completely new applications for connectivity on several enterprise.

33 Key Takeaways from CES 2020

Jan. 23, 2020

CES 2020 was a curious event and somewhat symptomatic of the transitional period we are in as a technology industry. In the context of this confusing, ever-changing technology space, several ABI Research analysts provided various perspectives on their experiences and discoveries at CES 2020.

54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020

Dec. 11, 2019

After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging. There are many positive signs that the external economy, driven by political uncertainty, will become much more predictable and will result in a much more stable economic backdrop.

Moving Into The Billions: Cellular Technologies In The Internet Of Things

Nov. 17, 2019 | Sponsored by Tata Communications

This whitepaper offers a comprehensive look into the cellular technologies that are driving the Internet of Things. The topics covered include: Sensor-enabled ecosystems; embedded connectivity; original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) services; strategies for reducing Operational Expenditure (OPEX) operating services; eSim; cloud services, including Network Function Virtualization, Application Programming Interfaces, and monitoring and Management Services. It also provides advice for for selecting the right partner for IoT connectivity

5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter

Nov. 7, 2019

Cities have faced challenges like congestion, pollution, and safety for decades, and most have a plan to combat them. Meanwhile, new threats such as cyberattacks, climate change, and other emerging problems are mounting as well. In response, cities will have to adopt bolder, more inclusive, and more integrated smart cities approaches and embrace a range of next-generation technologies.

Unlocking The Value Of Industry 4.0

Oct. 25, 2019 | Sponsored by Ericsson

Manufacturing and supply chain operations are increasingly looking to deploy new technology as part of their digital transformation strategy to reduce costs but also enable new services.

Evolving To A 5G-Ready "One Core"

Oct. 23, 2019 | Sponsored by Huawei

There can be little doubt that 5G will be a commercial success, but Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) will need to do more than simply deploy 5G base stations to maximize the full potential from 5G.

Artificial Intelligence Meets Business Intelligence

Sept. 27, 2019

ABI Research forecasts that the total installed base of devices with Artificial Intelligence will grow from 2.694 billion in 2019 to 4.471 billion in 2024, as companies across the world—and across different industries—embrace the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are billions of petabytes of data flowing through AI devices every day and the volume will only increase in the years to come.

The Five Myths of 5G

Sept. 5, 2019

Despite the launch of 5G commercial services in the United States, Europe, South Korea, and Japan, the telecommunications industry is struggling to translate the potential of 5G into real commercial opportunities. Deploying a single 5G network that can address all requirements and pain points of multiple industry verticals has proven extremely difficult.

The Opportunity For URLLC In Industrial Manufacturing

Sept. 4, 2019 | Sponsored by Intel

The industrial manufacturing sector is undergoing a massive transformation. 5G could potentially be used as a key tool to accelerate this industrial transformation.

The True Value Proposition of the eSIM

Aug. 23, 2019 | Sponsored by Tata Communications

The eSIM will change the shape, dynamics, and the entire SIM and cellular connectivity value chain as we know it today, impacting the business models, sales channels, and processes across secure IC, smart card, MNO, MVNO, and OEM ecosystems.

The 5 Reasons Why Your IoT Project May Fail

July 17, 2019

The Internet of Things is the foundation upon which concepts like big data, connectivity, and machine learning can thrive — with the power to revolutionize organizations, industries, and economies. However, many IoT projects often struggle to scale, and investments in IoT often fail, due to companies' inability to understand and maximize its potential.

The Role Of 5G URLLC For The Future Of Mobile Service Providers

June 28, 2019 | Sponsored by Intel

5G is the hottest topic in the telco industry in 2019 and early adopters are switching on their networks to provide a better user experience for consumers. The enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) use cases are currently the first priority on mobile service providers’ 5G agendas, which is understandable, provided these use cases directly add value to their core revenue generating businesses.

How to Optimize Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Companies

June 21, 2019

With the continuous introduction of new technologies — artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, digital twins, etc — the industrial and manufacturing industry is in the midst of a sea change. But for the companies in the industry, it can feel more like a river — one that is winding, quickening and getting more difficult to navigate by the minute. Every new technology coming down that river offers an opportunity to enhance your operation and grow your business. However, without the right understanding of these technologies — and how they fit together — it is impossible to know when to jump in, let alone where to go, what to do, and how to do it.

The 6 Biggest Cybersecurity Risks Facing Utilities

April 25, 2019

The utilities industry is rapidly modernizing its infrastructure, adding more digitized equipment and connectivity across devices, plants, and systems. This evolution to “smart infrastructure” represents a positive, paradigm shift for the industry. Unfortunately, the security policies of many utilities have not evolved along with it, leaving them incredibly vulnerable. In this whitepaper, we’ll explore the evolving technological ecosystem, the mounting risks, and best practices for utility companies looking to steer clear of cybercriminals and threats.

NFC Tags Ready for the Mainstream

April 11, 2019 | Sponsored by NXP Semiconductors

NFC is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that is increasingly being leveraged within a wide range of smart devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, headsets, speakers, connected toys, and gaming consoles, among many others. Today, the most commonly known and widespread use cases for the technology include but are not limited to contactless mobile payments (e.g., Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay), contactless ticketing, wireless device pairing, and connected product interactions. Although NFC is not a new technology, it continues to innovate, and the growing presence of seamless and intuitive NFC reader technologies within smartphones with the ability to easily interact with lower-cost and increasingly feature-rich NFC tags, is enabling the creation of new market opportunities and use cases for the technology across a huge range of diverse product types, spanning multiple end markets.