Abel Nevarez

Abel Nevarez

Mr. Abel Navarez, senior research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom operators, apps and mobile media trends.

In his role, Abel closely follows and advises on service provider strategies and monitors developments across the industry. Since joining IHS Markit in 2012, Abel has published a variety of insight and strategy reports covering operator services and partnerships, mobile apps, wearable apps, video, mobile funding and M&A activity.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, Abel worked as a research associate in the consumer electronics and machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected devices group at IMS Research.

Abel holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, US, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from St. Edward's University, US. He is based in Austin, Texas.


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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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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Enterprise & IT Mobile & Telecom
CBRS update: LTE network, anyone?

CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) has the potential to help mobile operators, MSOs, and private enterprises offer increased mobile network capacity and connectivity via the use of shared 3.5 GHz spectrum for TD-LTE. It is an innovative take on spectrum sharing that has the potential to increase spectrum utilization, increase localized in-building usage, create entirely new business models, and strengthen existing ones (e.g., small cells or neutral host). Clients please log in to view the full content.

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Mobile & Telecom
Reevaluating satellite for mobile backhaul in the LTE era

There have historically been challenges for satellite as an access and transport technology, due mainly to cost, latency, and availability. This has particularly been the case in the mobile backhaul segment, where competing solutions—notably fiber, microwave, and PON—have outpaced the evolution of satellite’s capabilities. This has led to satellite being relegated to a niche solution within the backhaul market and often just competing for scraps in the access market. However, a recent evolution in the performance of satellite technology suggests that it can become a viable connectivity solution in these markets and compete to capture if not a dominant market share, at least a more sizeable and sustainable niche in the future. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Mobile & Telecom
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