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ATIS’ Next G Alliance and Japan’s B5GPC ink MoU on 6G technologies

The Next G Alliance is an initiative to advance North American wireless technology leadership over the next decade with the initial focus on 6G systems ATIS’ Next G Alliance and Japan’s Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium (B5GPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate...

Do mobile telcos really need fiber when they have microwave & mmWave? (Analyst Angle)

5G is picking up acceleration. The total installed 5G global cell sites are expected to expand from 986,000 cell sites in 2021 to 6.6 million cell sites in 2027 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 44.9%. It is not just infrastructure. 5G...

Closing the loop on 5G network automation (Analyst Angle)

Unlike previous cellular generations, 5G will be at the heart of digital transformation of many industry verticals and will help network operators address ever-increasing data traffic and various connectivity requirements. Current 5G networks are already achieving Gigabits per Second (Gbps) speeds for many users...

Impact of new 5G specifications on radio frequency front end and modem designs (Analyst Angle)

The 5G industry has seen phenomenal growth over the past few years, but it is only just at the beginning of its journey. With the evolution toward 5G Advanced, there is still much to be done to fully unlock the value of the 5G...

LTE Advanced Pro and 5G are pressuring mobile operators to upgrade their cell site antennas (Analyst Angle)

With the advent of 4G and the start of the data era, subscribers have been increasing the total amount of data usage significantly year after year. ABI Research has found that the total global mobile data traffic usage, consisting of 2G through 5G, is...

Novel developments and innovation in Massive MIMO design are maximizing 5G macro site potential (Analyst Angle)

5G will have a seismic impact on the network. At the end of 2021, there will be 507 million 5G subscriptions, showing a growth rate of 92% Year on Year (YoY). By the end of 2025, ABI Research forecasts that 5G subscriptions will surpass...

5G positioning: Inspiring smart applications in the enterprise (Analyst Angle)

Numerous use cases require 5G positioning The roll out of 5G networks beckons a new era for telecommunications in terms of connectivity delivering low latency speeds and supporting high bandwidth applications in the enterprise. Moreover, 5G positioning provides new capability to collect and transmit location-based...

5G supply chain challenges to continue during 2022: ABI Research

Global challenges in the 5G supply chain will continue during 2022, according to a new white paper published by research firm ABI Research. The white paper, dubbed "70 Technology Trends That Will—and Will Not—Shape 2022", noted that the U.S. government's Entity List has created a...

ATIS’ Next G Alliance, Korea’s 5G Forum partner on 6G technology

ATIS’ Next G Alliance and the 5G Forum in Korea announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in next-generation mobile communications. Launched by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), the Next G Alliance is an initiative to advance North...

Filter technology selection key to RFFE performance in high 5G frequencies (Analyst Angle)

The adoption of 5G continues to thrive in the mobile devices market and is expected to become more diverse and expand exponentially across all types and price tiers. However, device democratization of the 5G experience will be constrained, not just by the modem and...

5G infrastructure upgrade underway… Is your 4G infrastructure optimized? (Analyst Angle)

LTE will still play a fundamental role in the future of the mobile network. Mobile operators in developed markets face the challenge of unlocking new revenue streams to remain competitive while mobile operators in emerging markets continue relying on LTE for coverage and capacity...

Most 5G sites in emerging markets will be sub-6 GHz by 2026: Study

ABI Research forecasts that approximately 90% of 5G cell sites in emerging markets will be operating with support for a combination of sub-6 GHz bands by 2026. In a release, the consultancy noted that sub-6 GHz bands will provide optimum coverage while catering for sufficient...

Telecom operators are demonstrating their ICT green credentials (Analyst Angle)

With the increasing occurrence of climate change events, industries globally have had to shift their attention towards their emissions and contributions, and the telecom industry is no different. According to the GSMA’s Mobile Net Zero report, it is estimated that the mobile industry produces...

RFFE system design is helping democratize 5G adoption beyond smartphones (Analyst Angle)

The benefits brought about by the introduction of 5G are clearly identified, notably offering higher data throughput, enhanced signal reliability and lower latency, but it is the use of 5G beyond the mobile devices ecosystem that makes this generation so distinct from the others....

The ICT industry can play an essential role in the green economy (Analyst Angle)

The impact of climate change is becoming more visible and has been felt by more people around the world. It has brought about the increased occurrence of wildfires, storms and longer periods of drought. Shrinking icebergs and rising sea levels are contributing to more...

Massive MIMO boosts capacity and availability for 5G operators in speed tests (Analyst Angle)

Broadband is a necessity, not a luxury Over the years, there has been an ongoing argument over whether broadband should be considered an essential utility similar to that of basic utilities, such as water, light, heating, waste management and others. Making broadband more affordable and...

Active antennas are essential to 5G deployments (Analyst Angle)

The base station antenna is an increasingly complex and essential part of the mobile network as networks evolve to 5G. The evolution from 3G to 4G and now to 5G has enabled increasing sector throughput rates and it is the base station antenna that...

5G business success insights from China, Korea, and Japan (Analyst Angle)

2021 is the year when 5G continues to progress while both infrastructure and device ecosystems have matured, creating economies of scale. In the infrastructure market, vendors have shipped more than 1 million 5G base stations while the device ecosystem has matured enough to include...

700 MHz has the potential to take 5G to the max (Analyst Angle)

5G New Radio offers mobile operators access to new frequency bands, such as the C-Band, 3.3 to 4.2 GHz spectrum, as well as access to millimeter wave (mmWave) bands. This has helped operators to create 3 main spectrum categories for 5G: (i) Low Band...

4G LTE, the foundation for 5G (Analyst Angle)

The hype and expectations around 5G continue to build, but the reality is that Long Term Evolution (LTE) is still going to be a significant part of the mobile cellular landscape for several years to come. Not only does LTE support several of today’s...

Evolving complexity of the RFFE as the market transitions from 4G to 5G and why it matters (Analyst Angle)

As the mobile industry continues its transition to 5G, outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric at launch, it brings with it a host of extremely complex challenges for vendors to overcome if this demand explosion across all price tiers and device types...

Why Huawei’s GLOMO wins are an important indicator for the global nature of the supply chain (Analyst Angle)

MWC 2021 took place in Barcelona in June 2021, during a difficult period for the whole world as new COVID-19 variants are sweeping the world. Nevertheless, the GSMA and the city of Barcelona must be commended on their organizational skills and that they persevered...

The 2021 In-Building Wireless Report

Wireless connectivity has never been as crucial to as many people as it is today. In a new world shaped by social distancing, wireless capabilities have transcended convenience and become the primary fabric of human interaction. As recently as 2016, ABI Research reported that more...

Initial 6G deployments to occur in 2028 or 2029: ABI Research

The initial commercial deployments of 6G technology are forecast to take place between 2028 and 2029, according to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research. The research firm also said it expects the first standards for 6G to be ready by 2026.   "X Reality (XR),...

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