Abel Nevarez

Abel Nevarez

Abel Nevarez, a research analyst at IHS Markit, covers mobile network infrastructure trends and activity.

Mr. Nevarez is a research analyst in the IHS Markit Network Infrastructure team covering telecom operator networks, carrier Wi-Fi, and mobile backhaul. In his role, he follows and advises on service provider network technology strategies and monitors developments across the industry. Since 2012, he has published a variety of insight, market tracker, and strategy reports covering operator services in carrier Wi-Fi, mobile backhaul, and overall network infrastructure. Prior to joining IHS Markit in March 2012, he worked as a research associate with the Consumer Electronics and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) & Connected Devices Group at IMS Research. Mr. Alvarez holds an Master of Arts in communication studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in communication from St. Edward’s University, both United States. He is based in Austin, Texas, US.


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WiFi activity at MWC spotlights WiFi/5G coexistence

This year’s MWC Barcelona event was an important gathering place for the mobile industry, playing host to an interesting dialogue about the future of mobile connectivity. Of course, 5G was the focus of MWC, but a few other topics managed to be part of the overall mobile discussion—WiFi in particular managed to shine through the deluge of 5G announcements. Service providers like AT&T, manufacturer Samsung, network vendors Cisco and Nokia, and Internet giants Facebook and Google all made notable WiFi announcements highlighting not only their own WiFi activity but continuity of the larger WiFi ecosystem. This research note provides a summary of some of the announcements and discussions we had related to WiFi and how it relates to network and service evolution in the 5G era. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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2019 outlook: Carrier WiFi market on the upside despite dawn of 5G

With the dawn of 5G networks right around the corner, 2019 promises to be an exciting year full of announcements, deployments, and official launches. But how will WiFi coexist alongside 5G? More importantly, how will the carrier WiFi market pan out in 2019 once 5G is introduced? Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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(Un)licensed to fill: WiFi in the 5G era

In the era of ubiquitous connectivity, people will not only consume vast amounts of data but stay continuously connected across more devices and platforms. But what will become of WiFi as an access technology? What role will WiFi play when 5G promises near-instant connectivity across several applications? Will WiFi disappear into the mobile ether? Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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