IHS Markit Technology is now a part of Informa Tech. The majority of the research portfolio is available on this site. For access to Energy & Power and Cost Benchmarking & Teardown Analysis, please visit benchmarking.ihsmarkit.com. For access to updated Automotive content, please visit autotechinsight.ihsmarkit.com.

Market Insight

2020: The 5G ramp-up accelerates telecom digital transformation

January 14, 2020  | Subscribers Only


Want to learn more?
Have an expert contact you.

2020 marks the start of a new year and a new decade, as well as the massive takeoff of 5G services worldwide. After more than a century, the telecommunications industry has accumulated numerous network elements that have increased operational complexity a great deal, affecting its competitiveness against web-scale companies such as Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Tencent. Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft together spent about $83.4B in capex and capital leases for the 12-month period ended September 2019, which is close to total yearly telecom capex in North America. Web-scale companies have become notorious for spending billions every year to buy chips directly and design their own gear to power lean, agile business operations with no traditional OSS/BSS to worry about. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

Research by Market
Mobile & Telecom
Share facebook Twitter Google Plus Linked In Add This Contact Us