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The explosion of mobile data underscores the need for faster, more efficient mobile networks. LTE is peaking, 2G and 3G continue to decline, and 5G is on the horizon. Understanding the future of mobile connectivity, the IoT and smartphones is vital for all operators, media companies, equipment and software vendors, and component suppliers engaged in mobile.

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  • Stéphane Téral | December 06, 2018
    Global 5G hardware revenue is expected to reach $19 billion in 2022, starting from a very low base of early adopters in the United States in the second half of 2018, followed by 5G rollouts in South Korea and massive 5G trials set for China in 2019.
  • Paul Erickson, John Kendall, Marianna Angelou, Richard Webb, Merrick Kingston | November 28, 2018
    US telecommunications equipment maker CommScope will acquire Arris, in a $7.4B deal valued at $5.69 billion, with the difference comprised of CommScope’s assumption of Arris’s debt. As part of the deal, the Carlyle Group will make a $1M equity investment in CommScope for an approximate 16% stake in the new company. CommScope’s CEO Eddie Edwards has claimed the two companies’ product lines are complementary, and that the combined company will “enable end-to-end wired and wireless communications infrastructure solutions that neither company could otherwise achieve on its own.” The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2019.
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  • Stéphane Téral | November 20, 2018
    We’ve been saying this since the start of the 5G discussion back in 2012. Let’s look at the reality: all markets are saturated, and consumers around the world complain about how expensive mobile services are whether ARPU is high or low like in Africa and India. People want better services and better experience at a lower price. Our observations from around the industry are that operators are still searching for potential new revenue-producing apps for 5G, and the big but unproven hope is IoT, based on the big but unproven idea that network slicing will work. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Icon Director – Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology
    Mr. Richard Webb, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit for Service Provider Technology, is a visionary thought leader in the telecom industry.
  • Icon Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics
    Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit.
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