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Mobile World Live (2024-02-01)
Leo Gergs, principal analyst for enterprise connectivity and 5G markets, stated enterprises face increased production costs, which is driving demand for digitalisation powered by private mobile networks. He noted another factor driving enterprise cellular connectivity is tight investment budgets. As a result of those factors, Gergs said enterprises are unable to invest vast amounts of capital into building their own network infrastructure, “so they tend to decide to partner with neutral hosts or managed service providers” to access mobile connectivity “in a managed service model”.
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RCR Wireless News (2023-06-08)
Leo Gergs, principal analyst at ABI Research, commented: “This is a step into the right direction, as it drives attention for other device manufacturers to not forget about private networks. Having a big fish like Apple supporting private networks will hopefully drag the mainstream device manufacturers into the arena as well. So I think this is a positive development mostly because it drives attention.
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Electronics Media (2023-05-31)
According to Leo Gergs, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Cellular Connectivity and 5G Markets at ABI Research, “These numbers underline the vast size of the opportunity and the transformative potential that 5G connectivity can have on global economic productivity – be it through the public macro-network, a dedicated network slice, or a private cellular network.”
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CNN (2023-04-21)
Some countries, including China, have found more traction. However, conditions in China are not directly comparable to those in the US, as the Chinese government has much more influence over business decisions, according to Leo Gergs, an analyst at ABI Research. The more limited 5G adoption in the US can also be attributed to the fact that 5G network infrastructure developed slower than expected, Gergs said. As a result, 5G networks are less potent and consumers may see less incentive to pay a premium for 5G connectivity.
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RCR Wireless News (2023-02-24)
ABI Research reminded that the ‘private 5G’ market will remain a private LTE market until 2030 at the earliest, when 5G edges LTE for market share, both in terms of the installed base and live deployments. The inflection point was previously pegged at 2027/29, reckoned ABI Research, so it has gone backwards by a couple of years at least. How come? Devices, of course, still. “The persistently immature ecosystem around industrial grade 5G devices prevents 5G from unfolding its whole value proposition,” the company stated. Leo Gergs, senior analyst for private networks at ABI Research, remarked: “These numbers underscore the size of the opportunity… for private cellular networks within enterprise verticals – despite a bumpy first few years… At the same time, the early years of enterprise cellular have been an important reality check that the telco industry needs to take seriously to preserve the opportunity.”
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Fierce Wireless (2023-01-17)
Private wireless seems to be booming, so it was a surprise to see an ABI Research report predicting that private 5G would not take off in 2023. Many private wireless deployments to date are 4G, while 5G is still waiting for next-generation chipsets. Leo Gergs, senior 5G markets analyst at ABI Research, said all the current 5G chipsets are still based on the 3GPP’s Release 15. They do provide enhanced mobile broadband. But important 5G features, such as ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC), were standardized in Release 16 in 2020, and there are no chipsets on that release yet. Devices with those chips will start to appear by the end of 2023.
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2022-10-19)
Indeed, engagements with enterprises are getting more serious, at last. So says Leo Gergs, senior analyst at ABI Research, and the other panellist on the forum session. Gergs brought additional context – including to a previous address from GSA, which counted 889 ‘catalogued customer’ networks, and steady growth at about 250 geo-distinct reference per year – to say the private networks market has turned a corner, and also gone back to basics.
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Forbes (2022-10-18)
According to industry analyst firm ABI Research in its recent report, The Role of 5G in ICT Transformation, the global market for 5G and 4G private networks will grow to $109 billion by 2030. This revenue number includes network equipment, as well as professional services, which account for approximately 44% of the total number.
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Mobile World Live (2022-10-06)
ABI Research argued systems integrators must consider more than just mobile technologies when pitching to enterprise customers, warning the window of opportunity to provide 5G services is closing. Leo Gergs, senior analyst for private networks and enterprise connectivity, stated systems integrators should prepare a range of services to meet the demands of specific business sectors, while ensuring they do not put potential customers off with high upfront investment costs.
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2022-07-12)
Back to Leo Gergs again at ABI Research, with data about licence applications. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted 20,625 private access licences (PALs) in the 3.55-3.7 GHz CBRS band in the US, he says – a number that does not, apparently, include general authorised access (GAA) requests. BNetzA in Germany, which has set the tone in Europe for all-in industrial 5G, has issued just 220 licences in the 3.7-3.8 GHz band.
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2022-07-08)
Leo Gergs from ABI Research rejoins: “It’s a good question; I’m still figuring it out. I mean, it is not always clear what use cases are attached to these deployments. Most are probably voice driven, rather than IoT driven. Certainly with the Nokia numbers, the majority are LTE deployments. 5G is making little progress – only 10-15 percent are on 5G. Just because there are few industrial cases that can be only addressed with Release 15, which cannot already be addressed with LTE.”
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2022-07-07)
But, back to Gergs (Leo Gergs at ABI Research; see here for previous commentary); is it the case, then, that Release 15 just isn’t good enough for industry? Is that the source of the disquiet among industrial users? “Yes,” he responds. “There is a realisation that it won’t cut it, at least for industrial [5G] operations – in manufacturing, logistics, port operations.” He suggests, as well, that “very influential voices like Siemens” are saying the same – “that there is nothing you can do with it; that industry needs 16, 17, 18”.
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Infotech Report (2022-03-23)
“There's a lot that 4G can do already, but there are cases where the high reliability, high availability, and low latency of 5G make a tangible difference.” - Leo Gergs, Senior Analyst, ABI Research
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SDX Central (2022-03-17)
‘Sweet Telco Dream’ Unlikely to Materialize “Enterprises have a plethora of connectivity technologies at hand — look at WiFi, Bluetooth, or Zigbee, for example. Expecting private cellular to emerge and knock off all these technologies at once will forever remain a sweet telco dream,” Leo Gergs, senior analyst at ABI Research, wrote in a report. “The telco industry needs to wake up to the reality and understand that this is not going to happen,” he added. The opportunity for telecom operators will come down to unique selling points because “enterprises do not care whether they are deploying 4G, 5G, 6G, or even non-cellular technologies on their site,” Gergs wrote.
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Wall Street Journal (2022-03-14)
Last year, companies involved in their deployment generated $1.2 billion of revenue from 5G private networks serving businesses and governments in China, accounting for about a third of the global total and more than the revenue generated in Europe and North America combined, according to ABI Research, a technology research firm. The figure is a proxy for the scale of the deployments of such networks in China, says Leo Gergs, an analyst with ABI who studies the use of 5G networks by businesses.
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Computer World (2021-12-07)
With digital transformation initiatives, data is generated in different locations of an enterprise. Streaming all the data to a central repository is expensive, both in terms of bandwidth and data center resources, according to Leo Gergs, an analyst with ABI Research. “That’s why [public] cloud is becoming more important and why more enterprises are moving in that direction,” Gergs said. “That’s why hyperscalers are coming in. They offer appealing business models to enterprises because they can offer a lower cost of entry. These are consumption-based models that reduce the level of capital expenditure by enterprises and so they only pay for the compute resources they use.”
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2021-12-02)
“The entrance of a large player like AWS will always have important implications. It will drive attention and provide a boost to the market. This move also changes market conditions in two ways. Firstly, it signals the full entrance of ‘consumption economics’ into the private 5G domain. Even though mobile operators and network vendors are using op-ex based models for private 5G, their main cost determinants have remained the number of connected devices. “For enterprises with tight budgets, such fixed costs still serve as a barrier. As the AWS offering is determined only by the coverage and bandwidth, it removes this. The second thing is hyperscalers are now getting involved in selling 5G infrastructure as well. While Microsoft has done so with the acquisition of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch, AWS is looking to attract partners to its marketplace – by offering market exposure. “Hyperscalers are adopting a system i
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2021-11-09)
The availability of 5G-capable devices for manufacturing environments and the ability of private 5G networks to support legacy manufacturing protocols are two of the factors that will help determine the speed at which manufacturers adopt 5G, according to Leo Gergs, senior analyst at ABI Research. Gergs, who spoke at the 5G Manufacturing Forum virtual event, said that overall, 5G technologies are expected to hit a critical inflection point between 2026-2028 and eventually, private 5G networks for manufacturing are expected to account for nearly a quarter of private network revenues.
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Asia Rising (2021-10-25)
A recent competitive assessment by tech market advisory firm ABI Research compares and ranks 20 mobile network operators and their enterprise 5G offerings based on an extensive set of criteria to assess both innovation and implementation capabilities. While Deutsche Telekom, China Unicom, Orange, China Mobile, and Vodafone are clear leaders in this space, the full scope of the assessment consists of the following operators from different geographical regions: Market Leaders: Deutsche Telekom, China Unicom, Orange, China Mobile, Vodafone Mainstream: Verizon, Telefonica, Telia, AT&T, Singtel, BT Followers: KT, KDDI, LGU+, NTT-Docomo, STC, Etisalat, Bharti Airtel, Telstra, Softbank Deutsche Telekom came out as the overall leader because it offers th
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TechTarget (2021-09-17)
"It's really important for businesses to identify where 5G can add benefits," said Leo Gergs, senior analyst with ABI Research. "There's a lot that 4G can do already, but there are cases where the high reliability, high availability and low latency of 5G makes a tangible difference."
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2021-08-31)
Did you see the writeup last week (or the week before?), that the window of opportunity for telcos to reinvent themselves with private 5G, as more than just dinosaur utility pipes, is closing almost before it has even opened? Sound somewhat alarmist? We thought so, probably. The story was from ABI Research, which reckons the carrier community has to pull-up its proverbials, quick-smart, or be caught at the start line, as the industry’s promise of industrial 5G outruns its means, and enterprises grow patient and system integrators overhaul them with all manner of other connectivity tech. Before Enterprise IoT Insights broke for holiday, we caught up with Leo Gergs, senior analyst at ABI Research and author of the original report, to sense-check his findings. Here is a post-holiday replay of the conversation, conducted as an email Q&A a couple of weeks back, to chew over the findings. Either way, there’s a lot to digest. All the responses below are from Gergs; all the quotes in the below questions are taken from the original story.
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Help Net Security (2021-08-26)
“Most private network deployments in Germany are essentially sales-driven and only a few deployments are really used to enhance enterprise workflows and operations. The fact that these sales-driven activities dominate the number of private networks in Germany is yet another warning sign that enterprise 5G still has a long way to go,” explains Leo Gergs, Senior Analyst for Private Networks and Enterprise Connectivity at ABI Research. Slow private network deployme
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TechTarget (2021-08-25)
To start, CIOs and their C-suite colleagues need to consider use cases where 4G isn't sufficient. Then they'll have to invest in the connected ecosystem that truly makes use of 5G's advanced capacity and speed, said Leo Gergs, an analyst with ABI Research's 5G markets research service. "There's a lot that 4G can do already and you won't need 5G for, so it's really important for businesses to identify where 5G can add benefits to existing connectivity," Gergs said. "It's about identifying how 5G's high reliability and availability and low latency makes a tangible difference."
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SDXCentral (2021-08-24)
Private cellular networks are a heavy lift with abundant potential that could reframe network operators’ role with enterprises, but that window of opportunity amid the proliferation of 5G is closing, according to ABI Research. The conclusion is particularly troublesome for mobile network operators because many perceive private networks to be a mostly untapped source of growth, a new revenue stream they’re relying on to help offset the massive investments made in 5G. While carriers have aggressively promoted 5G as the catalyst for private network proliferation, there’s been less emphasis on specific business outcomes, according to ABI Research. Moreover, 5G marketing hype remains years ahead of reality, and many enterprises are still waiting for 5G capabilities that have been promised for more than three years. “As these enterprises realize that full support for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and time-sensitive networking will still take years to mature, they are becoming growingly impatient and starting to look at technology alternatives,” Leo Gergs, senior analyst for private networks at enterprise connectivity at ABI Research, wrote in a new report. “The telco industry must realize that the value propositi
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Fierce Wireless (2021-08-19)
According to ABI Research, interest in private wireless networks is fading in Germany. ABI Research says there are more than 290 publicly-disclosed private network deployments worldwide. Germany accounts for 146 licenses granted to enterprises for the deployment of a mobile private network, while other European countries are lagging far behind. And apparently, the applications for new private wireless networks are slowing down in Germany, as well. There were more than 80 new applications for local licenses in the second half of 2020, but there were only 20 more applications in the second quarter of 2021. According to the research firm, the majority of private wireless networks in Germany have been set up by system integrators or vendors to showcase their 5G products. “Most private network deployments in Germany are essentially sales-driven, and only a few deployments are really used to enhance enterprise workflows and operations,” said senior ABI analyst Leo Gergs, in a statement.
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Future CIO (2021-07-21)
According to the ABI Research whitepaper The Need for a Digitized Smart Health Care System in a Post-Pandemic World, the global outbreak COVID-19 has put healthcare systems across the globe under tremendous pressure and underscored the urgent need to advance to a smart healthcare system. Transformative technologies such as 5G connectivity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, and Virtual reality (AR/VR), as well as key market trends toward smart wearables, are at the forefront of the digitized health care system. “There is an urgent need for a communication infrastructure that unites the currently very fragmented technology landscape,” says Leo Gergs, senior analyst for 5G markets at ABI Research.
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Capacity Magazine (2021-07-08)
Deutsche Telekom has been identified as offering the most diversified product portfolio for enterprise 5G. Research out today identified it as a market leader in the sector, along with China Unicom, Orange, China Mobile and Vodafone. Specifically, Deutsche Telekom was recognised for offering "the most diversified product portfolio, supporting four different deployment models to cater to very heterogeneous enterprise requirements and provide flexible pricing models". The assessment was published by market advisory firm ABI Research. It compared and ranked 20 mobile network operators and their enterprise 5G offerings based on 12 criteria to assess both innovation and implementation capabilities. "Our assessment clearly identifies key aspects that network operators should consider to realise their enterprise 5G ambitions," says Leo Gergs, senior analyst for telco enterprise strategies and private networks at ABI Research. "At the heart of this, carriers need to understand that enterprises do not see value in deploying 5G connectivity as such, but in the applications it will enable. Therefore, network operators need to integrate cellular connectivity into a much wider technology platform, including Artificial Intelligence and data storage and device management capabilities. To be able to offer this in an attractive pricing structure, it is imperative that network operators depart from a connectivity-focused business model and fully embrace either a Network-as-a-Service or Platform-as-a-Service model."
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Computer Weekly (2021-04-19)
“As technologies such as automation, robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality are rolled out to support Industry 4.0 initiatives, enterprises need robust data management capabilities for inter-factory 5G Private networks,” added Leo Gergs, research analyst for 5G markets at ABI Research. “Enea is well-positioned to address this market based on its software-based 5G core experience within major 5G networks.”
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Network World (2021-03-17)
This is a continuation of long-standing plans to open more spectrum for 5G use, but ABI Research analyst Leo Gergs said the timing of the announcements marks a subtle shift. “What the new administration has done has accelerated these plans,” Gergs said. He also noted that the new spectrum is adjacent to Citizen's Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) range auctioned off last summer, some of it to enterprises. “[I]t opens up new opportunities to combine that spectrum, so an enterprise could go with an operator that has some of this spectrum and then be able to combine it with CBRS resources to have even more opportunity for higher-bandwidth applications.”
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FedTech Magazine (2021-02-25)
Leo Gergs, 5G markets research analyst at ABI Research, says he sees it not only powering clinical use cases, but also improving healthcare operations. “One of the interesting revelations I came across during my research is that a nurse spends only 18 percent of the day performing patient-facing duties,” he says. “The rest is spent filling out forms, personnel management or even doing trivial things like searching for ­equipment. Deploying 5G doesn’t ­eradicate all of that workload, but it reduces it substantially.” “If we’re reducing that to the point where a nurse would spend just half of the day doing administrative tasks,” he says, “that would obviously increase patient-facing time and decrease personnel costs, while also increasing the quality of the healthcare system as a whole.”
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Mobile Europe (2021-01-15)
Keeping Chinese vendors’ equipment out of national communications infrastructure on security concerns will have a detrimental effect on 5G roll-outs and technology evolution for the years to come according to ABI Research. Higher costs According to a new study by ABI Research, excluding Huawei It will also burden network operators with additional costs running into billion of euros to replace existing infrastructure. “Our research shows that banning Huawei and ZTE from 5G deployments and restricting their access to silicon and semiconductor supply chains will have severe implications on economic performances. Furthermore, banning these Chinese vendors will hamper 5G and 6G R&D,” says Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research.
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Market Screener (2021-01-12)
"Our research shows that banning Huawei and ZTE from 5G deployments and restricting their access to silicon and semiconductor supply chains will have severe implications on economic performances. Furthermore, banning these Chinese vendors will hamper 5G and 6G R&D," says Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research.
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Asia Times (2020-12-08)
“5G has the potential to have a transformative effect on the global economy through a number of different verticals, and farming certainly is one of the most prominent ones to consider,” ABI Research analyst Leo Gergs told Fortune magazine.
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2020-12-07)
So, then, to the meat of it: does Nokia have this market cracked? How is Nokia doing with enterprise-geared cellular, compared to its old rivals and partners, and also to newer breeds of network vendors? The answer comes: good, generally, respond commentators. “Fairly well,” says Leo Gergs, research analyst at ABI Research. “Especially when it comes to attracting business from large enterprises.” He adds: “Based on its wins in the space, its strategy is successful, at least in the short-term. By opening up to deploying directly, Nokia [is capitalising on] the momentum with spectrum liberalization, allowing enterprises to acquire spectrum licenses without going via mobile network operators. Which appeals to large enterprises, particularly, and explains how Nokia is winning contracts with the likes of Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa.”
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Help Net Security (2020-12-02)
According to ABI Research, the demand for private network deployments will be driven primarily by heavy industry verticals. Industrial manufacturing, energy production (including mining, oil and gas, and logistics) alone will generate private network revenues of $32.38 billion by 2030, representing half of the $64 Billion overall private network revenues. “These findings show the importance of private networks, particularly for automating mission- or even life-critical use cases, that require the highest possible network reliability and availability and are characterized by a high degree of network integrity to prevent data from leaving the enterprise premises,” says Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research.
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Telecoms.com (2020-11-25)
The growth in demand for automation and enterprise digitisation has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, with businesses in industrial manufacturing, logistics, and oil and gas pushing harder on their plans for digitisation, said Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research. In addition, the private networks market will also benefit from a supply-side effect, Gergs said. “The freeze of Release 16 gives enterprises the much-needed reassurance of 5G capabilities for enterprise-grade connectivity, which allows chipset and module manufacturers to grow the device ecosystem for compatible hardware,” he explained. (More about the latest release of the 5G standard here.) “The maturing device ecosystem, in turn, drives down prices per module and therefore makes the deployment of private 5G network more cost-efficient, which will spur additional interest from enterprises.”
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Telecoms.com (2020-10-20)
ABI Research this week published a new prediction that private cellular network deployments within the enterprise domain will generate equipment revenues of more than US$64 billion by 2030. Admittedly, that figure does not relate only to 5G, but there’s clearly a massive market here. “These numbers underline the huge momentum that we see for private cellular networks as a key enabler for enterprise digitization,” said Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research. “As enterprises require highly customized deployment solutions, including deterministic and time-sensitive networking, and are governed by strict regulations regarding data protection and network integrity, the deployment of a private cellular network will be their first choice,” he said.
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Electronic Products (2020-09-25)
One potentially huge use case is automotive. By bringing cellular connectivity into the car (cellular vehicle-to-everything, or C-V2X), 5G will increase the safety of road traffic and open the door for the next level of fully autonomous driving through connected car use cases, said Leo Gergs, research analyst at ABI Research. He said there are three key capabilities that fifth-generation cellular connectivity will bring to cars to enhance safety and security on the road. But it is going to take a few things first to realize these benefits.
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Industry Week (2020-08-19)
Many manufacturers are focusing on the core of their business and know that digitalization is a key to future success, explains Ryan Martin, Industrial & Manufacturing principal analyst at global tech market advisory firm ABI Research.
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CNet (2020-06-11)
Leo Gergs, a research analyst at ABI Research, says that may be OK. "4G was very consumer-oriented; with 5G that is starting to shift. It's vitally important that the telco industry target the enterprise," Gergs says. "But they realize the picture inside the enterprise is much more complicated" than selling 5G plans and phones to consumers.
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CNet (2020-06-09)
Video interview with Leo Gergs
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Computer Weekly (2020-05-13)
ABI’s Private wireless spectrum tracker found that there are currently initiatives in 15 countries for enterprises to deploy private networks. These include supporting arrangements for enterprises to acquire spectrum directly from the regulator, as well as spectrum assets held by mobile network operators, that focus entirely on providing private cellular networks for enterprises. Even though the question remains of who will implement and operate private cellular networks for enterprises, the analyst said it is inevitable that the industry will see more and more new network operators enter the stage focusing on providing private cellular networks for enterprises. “The rising number of these spectrum initiatives underpins the strong momentum for private cellular networks that we see within enterprises around the globe,” said Leo Gergs, research analyst for 5G markets at ABI Research.
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Computer Weekly (2020-04-02)
industry missing out on up to 10% of total revenues, says research firm Joe O’Halloran By Joe O’Halloran, Computer Weekly Published: 02 Apr 2020 11:49 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a delay in crucial standardisation work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases, an ABI Research study has warned. DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GUIDE How to effectively use mobility and virtualisation to meet your business objectives With more and more CIOs allowing employees to access company information and perform business-critical tasks on their mobile phones and tablets, Computer Weekly takes a look at how mobility and virtualisation are helping organisations meet their business objectives. The analyst noted that the 5G standardisation body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardisation until at least June 2020, which it said will delay the commercial roll-out of industrial 5G until at least 2022. Given that most industrial enterprises are looking to upgrade their communication technology in 2021, ABI believes this delay will result in 5G missing out on at least 25% of the revenue opportunities within industrial enterprises, which, given the importance of industrial use cases for overall 5G revenues, translates into 5G losing up to 10% of total 5G revenues. In the long run, this could result in a shortfall of several billion US dollars in contributions to the global economy, said Leo Gergs, principal analyst at ABI. “This is a blow to the standards bodies and the timeline of 5G,” he said. “The cancellation of leading industry events, such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, caused more complicated workflows for 3GPP.
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Computer Weekly (2020-03-17)
generation networks become more pervasive Joe O’Halloran By Joe O’Halloran, Computer Weekly Published: 16 Mar 2020 11:52 A study from ABI Research has concluded that the commercial roll-out of 5G and other next-generation connectivity will have a transformative effect on worldwide roadways within the next three years. DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GUIDE CIO Trends #8: Middle East Join us as we take a look at Bahrain and its efforts to make itself the go to fintech hub of the Middle East, the rapid progress being made in Dubai as the government strives to make the city smart and how the region is reacting to the implementation of 5G. Corporate E-mail Address: I agree to TechTarget’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and the transfer of my information to the United States for processing to provide me with relevant information as described in our Privacy Policy. I agree to my information being processed by TechTarget and its Partners to contact me via phone, email, or other means regarding information relevant to my professional interests. I may unsubscribe at any time. The 5G in automotive and smart transportation application analysis report predicts that there will be 41 million 5G-connected cars on the road by 2030, rising to 83 million by 2035. By then, says ABI, 5G connected cars will make up more than three-quarters of the total of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X)-equipped cars. C-V2X is a global system for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and V2X communication designed to enhance road safety and facilitate smart transportation systems, including support of automated driving. Developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) organisation, C-V2X is claimed to establish the foundation to support safety use-cases with a path for integration into next-generation 5G technologies, while tapping into the broader 3GPP ecosystem to drive wider adoption. With its evolution to 5G New Radio, C-V2X is seen as a candidate to satisfy the rich and differentiated experiences demanded by consumers in the world of 5G and autonomy. A new European standard defining the use of C-V2X as an access layer technology for intelligent transportation system (ITS) devices was recently approved by the European Telecommunication Standardisation Institute (ETSI). A number of C-V2X products from automotive and infrastructure suppliers, featuring the 9150 C-V2X Platform, have completed certification in accordance with the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) certification. “These numbers underline the huge momentum for cellular connectivity, and particularly 5G, in the automotive sector,” said Leo Gergs, research analyst for 5G markets at ABI Research. “As a consequence, we will see a rising number of automotive OEMs start developing C-V2X modules for their cars during 2020. We can then expect the first 5G connected cars on the roads in 2022.” The analyst noted that Ford has announced new car models equipped with C-V2X for 2021, while other automotive heavyweights such as Audi, BMW and Volkswagen have partnered with the likes of Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia to begin large-scale projects to test the capabilities of cellular technology for connected car use.
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Fortune (2020-02-28)
Wireless sensors connected through 5G could monitor field conditions and detect when crops need watering, pesticides, or fertilizer, experts say. It could also help with tracking livestock and guiding agricultural drones and self-driving tractors. "5G has the potential to have a transformative effect on the global economy through a number of different verticals, and farming certainly is one of the most prominent ones to consider," says ABI Research analyst Leo Gergs.
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TechRepublic (2020-01-16)
In a blog post, research analyst Leo Gergs explained some of the steps both sides should take before trying to sell or incorporate 5G technology. For companies looking to expand 5G adoption, Gergs said large manufacturers like Beckhoff Automation, Balluff, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, or Ingersoll-Rand or Rockwell Automation were the best options because they are more likely to have specific use cases where 5G could be applied.
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Digital Engineering 247 (2020-01-03)
“As a technology, 5G will be a perfect fit to provide wireless connectivity on the factory floor, since it enables, for example, establishing a massive wireless sensor network or implementing Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications for predictive maintenance and product monitoring. Therefore, 5G offers immense operational benefits and productivity enhancements to the implementing manufacturer,” says Leo Gergs, Research Analyst at ABI Research. “Furthermore, the technology opens up new production opportunities by enabling artificial intelligence applications to be integrated into manufacturing processes.”
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RT Insights (2019-12-16)
“As a technology, 5G will be a perfect fit to provide wireless connectivity on the factory floor, since it enables, for example, establishing a massive wireless sensor network or VR and AR applications for predictive maintenance and product monitoring,” said Leo Gergs, Research Analyst at ABI Research. “Furthermore, the technology opens up new production opportunities by enabling artificial intelligence applications to be integrated into manufacturing processes.” 5G in consumer form may be suitable for a few industry players, but to achieve value across the entire industry, the report says: “A much closer collaboration between network operators, infrastructure vendors, and manufacturers will be required.”
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Computer Weekly (2019-12-04)
from 14 to 10 years, with especially large gains in manufacturing, says ABI Research Joe O’Halloran By Joe O’Halloran, Computer Weekly Published: 04 Dec 2019 15:30 Targeting enterprise verticals early, especially in manufacturing, is vital for communications service providers to successfully deploy 5G, according to a study from ABI Research. DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GUIDE Infographic: Which 5G applications will transform your business? Operators have started work on their 5G network roll-outs, but what are the applications that are most likely to gain enterprise traction for the new standard? Corporate E-mail Address: I agree to TechTarget’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and the transfer of my information to the United States for processing to provide me with relevant information as described in our Privacy Policy. I agree to my information being processed by TechTarget and its Partners to contact me via phone, email, or other means regarding information relevant to my professional interests. I may unsubscribe at any time. The analyst said that to make 5G a quick commercial success, it is highly important for network operators and infrastructure suppliers to develop new business strategies that take into account manufacturers’ requirements. This, it said, should include moving away from selling connectivity as such and developing attractive pricing models for additional network capabilities. The company quoted a return on investment (ROI) study, calculating that 5G would take approximately 14 to 15 years to break even if it remained solely in the consumer market, compared with 10 years if enterprise business models were in place. ABI said 5G would no less than “dramatically” gain importance in providing wireless connectivity to industrial environments, especially in the context of Industry 4.0 and the automation of production processes and monitoring of machine conditions. In its 5G for industrial applications report, ABI estimated that, by 2026, there will be 5.3 million 5G connections on the factory floor, generating revenue of more than US$184m with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 623% between 2021 and 2026. “As a technology, 5G will be a perfect fit to provide wireless connectivity on the factory floor, since it enables, for example, establishing a massive wireless sensor network or implementing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications for predictive maintenance and product monitoring. Therefore, 5G offers immense operational benefits and productivity enhancements to the implementing manufacturer,” said Leo Gergs, research analyst at ABI Research. “Furthermore, the technology opens up new production opportunities by enabling artificial intelligence applications to be integrated into manufacturing processes,” he added.
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People Magazine (2019-11-10)
ABI research analyst Leo Gergs told CNN that the glitch likely affected Valentine’s Day because of the “abnormally high” amount of texts that are sent that day.
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CNN Business (2019-11-07)
ABI Research, which provides research and guidance on technology, said the four major carriers announced a "cross-carrier messaging system" that is expected to launch in 2020. "Unfortunately, in order for improvements to happen, updates need to take place. And, sometimes those updates do have a glitch or hiccup," Leo Gergs, an ABI research analyst, told CNN Business. Gergs also said Valentine's Day messages were likely affected because the amount of texts sent on that day is "abnormally high."
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