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Future proofing networks with open source technology

Open source software in particular is key to 5G and the IoT developments, because the software can power the automation of mission-critical functions required to support the high speeds and low latency of 5G, as well as the huge number of endpoints in IoT.

Outlay vs opportunity: the 5G roaming landscape

5G trials and roll-outs will continue – especially in regions within Korea and Japan, which remain at the forefront of the tech evolution – but delivering international 5G roaming will require collaboration between and investment from operators globally.

Customer service in the 5G era

When reflecting on the word service, it can clearly be defined as the act of serving. But who exactly are communication service providers (CSPs) serving?

All Modes Lead to Home: The New Broadband Access Boom

Mobile broadband in the form of 4G and now 5G may have been grabbing the headlines for the past few years, but in the background the fixed line broadband market has been growing steadily, driven by both regulatory imperatives and operator expansion ambitions on the supply side, and the increasing use of bandwidth-hungry applications on the demand side.

Reflecting on 20 Years of Wi-Fi

It’s been twenty years since Wireless Fidelity was invented and first released for consumers by the IEEE committee 802.11.

The many opportunities eSIM promises for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up entirely new markets for mobile connectivity, and in doing so is reshaping the mobile industry ecosystem almost from scratch.

When Fixed Wireless Access makes sense

FWA has failed in the past because the economics were never as good as hoped, but despite all that history and pessimism, there may still be a role for it.

Edge computing: will 5G make it a reality?

Mobile edge computing, latterly expanded to multi-access edge computing and conveniently abbreviated MEC throughout, has been extensively promoted in the telecom arena for some time, though its actual broad implementation has been so far elusive. The ascendancy of 5G will change that. For one thing, the technology properties of 5G will facilitate the rollout of […]

5G pricing: the best is yet to come

If we don’t have the pricing models and business infrastructure in place to properly extract value from a 5G offering, we’ll end up losing out to the next wave of OTT players.

5G: Enabling the future telco and beyond

5G adoption is almost always coupled with industry-wide digital transformation, which functions to challenge and disrupt the human-machine connection as we know it.

MVNOs view European market as most prosperous for growth

Given the limited opportunities for increasing unique subscriber number, intense competition on price and modest patterns of revenue growth, it may seem counterintuitive that Europe is still viewed as the key region for driving global MVNO growth.

What’s next for 5G? (and what is 6G?)

5G has only just arrived but people are already wondering what’s next. This special briefing examines the progress of 5G and provides early insight into what 6G might bring.

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