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Analysts Predict Limited Growth in Connectivity Revenue on 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/30/2018   19 comments
Strategy Analytics says that by 2023 overall wireless subscriptions will reach 9 billion, up from 7.7 billion today, with 5G accounting for only 10% of connectivity revenue.
Video: Tour the Graphene Pavilion, See the Future of Tech
Sarah Thomas  
3/29/2018   20 comments
Graphene, an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice, is the strongest and one of the lightest, most transparent and conductive materials – and it has the potential to transform the telecom industry.
UK Forms Government-Backed 5G Task Force
Sarah Thomas  
3/28/2018   55 comments
Government, researchers and industry players are coming together to help expedite the rollout of 5G networks and services across the UK.
GSMA: US Will See Fastest Customer Migration to 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/27/2018   12 comments
The industry association says that the US will reach 100 million 5G connections by early 2023, nearly doubling to 190 million by 2025.
Turkcell Streams Through Video Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/26/2018   8 comments
In a video interview from MWC, Baris Zavaroglu, Turkcell's Digital Media and Entertainment director, shares how the company found success with launching its own video streaming service.
3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas  
3/23/2018   5 comments
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators monitor the status of a 5G network slice or third-party application performance.
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas  
3/22/2018   4 comments
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and analytics apps to use internally and to offer their customers to aid in the transformation process.
Emerging Markets Gain Most From Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/21/2018   14 comments
Heavy Reading Analyst Roz Roseboro explains why emerging markets will benefit the most from wireless operators' digital transformation efforts.
5G Accelerating Drive Towards Autonomous Cars
Sarah Thomas  
3/20/2018   71 comments
A new 5G Americas white paper outlines how 5G can power self-driving cars and their communications with the world around them.
Security Can't Be Overlooked in Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/19/2018   23 comments
Digital transformation requires a new approach to security that companies often don't consider, but they must if they want to ultimately be successful.
Australia Sees $45B Transformation Potential
Sarah Thomas  
3/16/2018   40 comments
Australia could add $45 billion to its GDP by 2021 through digital transformation, according to a recent study from Microsoft and IDC.
Indoors Will Be 5G's Biggest Challenge
Sarah Thomas  
3/15/2018   13 comments
The indoors will be a big challenge with 5G networks, but Heavy Reading says indoor digital systems could be the answer to coverage and new revenue opportunities.
Sprint: Better Data Key to Transformation
Sarah Thomas  
3/14/2018   8 comments
Sprint's CFO Rob Roy tells McKinsey that the carrier fell into the trap of not understanding what a transformation means, but better data helped it start over.
Vodafone's Heeran to NFV Vendors: Move Faster
The Digerati  
3/13/2018   5 comments
In part two of this Q&A, the carrier's group head of network virtualization, SDN and NFV calls on vendors to move faster and lead the cloudification charge.
Vodafone's NFV Boss: Term 'NFV' Holds Industry Back
The Digerati  
3/12/2018   4 comments
It's time to focus on cloudification instead, Fran Heeran, the group head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV at Vodafone, says.
You Can't Spell USA Without 5G
Sarah Thomas  
3/9/2018   21 comments
Light Reading's mobile guru Dan Jones provides a handy guide to all the 5G updates announced for the US at last week's MWC in Barcelona.
CFOs Play Major New Role in Transformations
Sarah Thomas  
3/8/2018   43 comments
A Grant Thorton study finds that CFOs need to have more technical expertise and work closely with IT as they manage the short- and long-term priorities of digital transformation.
Evolving Cloud Data Centers to the 5G Era 
Conversations with Huawei  
3/7/2018   12 comments
What kind of cloud data center will be able to meet the network and service requirements of 5G? The answer is simple.
Huawei Zaps 5G in the Microwave
Sarah Thomas  
3/6/2018   10 comments
Renato Lombardi, fellow and head of Huawei's Italy Research Center, discusses Huawei's launch of 5G microwave equipment, designed to use spectrum more efficiently and innovatively.
LTE Speeds Plateau as 5G Hype Skyrockets
Sarah Thomas  
3/2/2018   9 comments
Don't forget about 4G! OpenSignal says that LTE speeds are reaching a plateau at around 45 Mbit/s while the reach of the 4G networks continues to grow.
China Mobile Stands Alone in Ambitious 5G Plans
Sarah Thomas  
3/1/2018   18 comments
Chinese giant says it will deploy a standalone 5G network in 2020 after conducting tests this year around key technologies like network slicing and massive MIMO.




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