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Telecoms.com – Ten telecoms predictions for 2018

3. 3.5 GHz will be the primary band for 5G Telecoms consultancy Northstream believes the 3.5 GHz band occupies the 5G sweet-spot. The mmWave band, popular for pre-5G FWA deployments, presents challenges with mobility support and providing consistent user experience, while sub-1 GHz spectrum is occupied with previous generations of mobile technologies and is not […]
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Mobile World Live – Blog: Is it time to take consumer IoT seriously?

Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of analyst company Northstream, told MWL other operators would be carefully monitoring the success of Vodafone’s model. He added a mixture of improvements in battery life, networks and consumer awareness of new technology meant the time could be right for a serious consumer IoT push from many of the world’s largest operators. “Until now […]
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Published December 18, 2017 in , , , .


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Light Reading – Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018

There has already been a wave of hype — and by no means a millimetric one — about the very high frequency bands that operators could use to support 5G services. In 2018, though, the industry will get over its fascination with so-called millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum and start to focus its efforts on the far […]
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Published December 18, 2017 in , , , , .


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#2 – Put mmWave and low band on hold – 3.5 GHz will be the primary band for 5G

Both the mmWave and sub-1 GHz spectrum bands, which are viewed as candidates for 5G deployment, have certain challenges and limitations. The mmWave band, popular for pre-5G FWA deployments, presents challenges with mobility support and providing consistent user experience. Sub-1 GHz spectrum is occupied with previous generations of mobile technologies and is not suitable to […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , .


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#3 – Success will follow the brave who embrace the greenfield approach to BSS transformation

BSS transformation is a necessary, but also challenging endeavor for operators. The inherent difficulties associated with such a transformation have led many to prefer a step-by-step approach, which ultimately does not consider the holistic view and may even add to the complexity in the long run. To address these challenges and to maximize the impact […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , .


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#4 – IoT drives AI to the edge

Although cloud-based AI has been taking the centre stage of media attention, there is another type of simpler and distributed AI emerging – edge AI, driven by the demand from various IoT applications. Running simpler AI on the device itself brings many advantages such as reducing data consumption and providing low latency for real-time decision […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , , .


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#5 – Data trading will rise to make data great again

Thanks to digitalization and growing deployment of IoT, enterprises are collecting increasing amounts of data and looking for ways to generate more value from it, both by making it available to other companies but also by in turn getting access to the data generated by others. One way to efficiently achieve this is through data […]
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Published December 8, 2017 in , , .


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Light Reading – Let’s Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services

The divide between operators and their vendors is perhaps no surprise. If suppliers can persuade the market that 5G will buoy telco revenues, networks will be rolled out more quickly, to the benefit of those same suppliers. The comments from Wibergh and Patterson reinforce the view this will not happen. “Operators will upgrade 12% to […]
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Published November 23, 2017 in , , , , , .