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It’s now or never for telcos to unlock financial services

If operators want to play the pivotal role in helping to financially include more than half the adults on our planet, and to share in the positive social and economic benefits of this role, they have to make their move in the next 12 months.

Private networks: something of a big deal

One of the more immediate revenue stream opportunities right now is wireless private networks, and the good news is that this opportunity doesn’t require 5G.

Bringing internet to the other half of the world

Low internet penetration is particularly acute in the developing countries. While 81% of the population in the developed world are already using the internet, only 45% in the developing countries can do so.

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 […]

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