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  • Stéphane Téral | March 22, 2017
    As 5G research and development and the race toward a 5G standard accelerate, there is no shortage of discussion about potential use cases and economic benefits. In a way, you’d better have a good idea of what you’re trying to achieve by launching a new G. And at the very least, you need to develop a business model that leads to some return on investment at some point in time. But the very basic question is why are we moving to 5G so fast when most subscribers don’t even have a 4G service yet? Getting out of the current mobile industry funk is a chief reason—finding something that can contribute to better economic growth is another. Please log in to read the complete insight.
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  • Seth Wallis-Jones | March 20, 2017
    Discussions between Vodafone and Idea Cellular have concluded with a deal agreed to merge the two businesses. While Vodafone will take a greater stake in the combined business, mechanisms are in place to equalise shareholdings over the next four to nine years.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | March 16, 2017
    Location information management company Yext has filed for its Initial Public Offering (IPO). After Snap’s IPO not too long ago, Yext’s upcoming listing represents another technology company listing where location information is a key component of the business. The company hopes to raise around $100 M with the IPO. Proceeds will be used to grow the business domestically and internationally.
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  • Icon Analyst, Broadband and Mobile Media
    Jun Wen is an analyst for broadband and mobile media teams. Her research covers the digital video markets in the Asia Pacific region. Her main responsibilities include maintaining the IHS online video models through the continuous desk research as well as extensive interview work.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Operators
    Mr. Seth Wallis-Jones is a Senior Research Analyst, with the Telecom Operators & Services team of the IHS Technology group. He has seven years of experience as a research analyst in the telecom sector.
  • Icon Senior Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
    With 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Stéphane Téral is regarded as one of the top analysts in his field, having been the trusted advisor at some of the world's largest telecom providers and manufacturers.
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