Tag archive for ‘5G’
    By Chris Nicoll On Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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    Understanding VRAN

    The Radio Access Network (RAN) constitutes the second most expensive part of the mobile network after spectrum. The global RAN market has been dominated by a few vendors, primarily Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, More...

    By Peter Fetterolf On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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    An Economic Comparison of Fronthaul Architectures for 5G Networks

    Global service providers worldwide are in a race to deploy 5G technology and services. To achieve greater speeds and capacity with 5G, operators will need to densify their networks, which will mean an increase More...

    By Chris Nicoll On Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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    5G: This Is THE First That Matters

    Where the US is #1 in 5G and why this #1 mattersOver the past two years the industry has been inundated with a never-ending list of 5G “Firsts.” Finally, yes, finally, we are at a point where being first More...

    By Tim Doiron On Friday, October 25th, 2019
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    Challenges and Opportunities in 5G Transport

    Many service providers and vendors have tied their future to the successful commercial deployment and evolution of 5G mobile networks and services. Unlike prior generations of wireless technology, 5G is designed More...

    By Peter Fetterolf On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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    TCO Benefits of Converged 5G Ready IP Transport

    ACG’s paper presents the results of a TCO analysis comparing the economics of a converged IP/MPLS transport network with more traditional dedicated networks. The results of the analysis demonstrate significant More...

    By Chris Nicoll On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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    MWC2019: 5G We Hardly Know Ya

    Mobile World Congress this year was nearly all about 5G. You had to look but yes, there were other things on tap besides 5G. There are many ways to do MWC but for me, it is a chance to get a reality check on the More...

    By Chris Nicoll On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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    Ten takeaways from MWC Americas 2018: Not exactly a repeat of last year

    Fresh off of the second annual Mobile World Congress Americas, held this year in LA (and for the next few years apparently), here are my insights from the meetings, conferences and panels I attended and moderated More...

    By Chris Nicoll On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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    Adoption of 4G Drives Capex: ACG 1Q18 Mobile IP Report

    First quarter year over year volatility continues to mark network ups and downs for 4G ahead of 5G In the Mobile IP space, global capex continues to be driven by the adoption of 4G devices and networks as well as More...

    By Chris Nicoll On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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    This Analyst’s Take-Aways: 5G North America and 5G New Horizons Shows

    These two shows in June in Austin, Texas, were collocated with the Light Reading Big Communications Event for which I am disappointed to say I didn’t even get inside the door. Lots of attendees complained of the More...

    By Chris Nicoll On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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    5G Continues to Dominate: 10 Takeaways from Mobile World Congress Americas

    I recently attended the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas conference in San Francisco. The first CTIA/GSMA conference was successful in terms of news and announcements of value and presented excellent insights More...