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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 | August 14, 2018
    Worldwide revenue management system revenue hit $11.8 billion in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 6 percent. Growth is being driven by the acceleration of digital transformation; the ability to develop, create and launch services quickly; and the need to retire legacy systems and consolidate various functions and parts into agile platforms.
  • Stéphane Téral | July 20, 2018
    As inquiries about the prospect of potentially virtualizing radio access networks (RAN) are mounting, this piece analyzes the most recent vRAN developments and explains why there remains substantial work to do before truly achieving the migration from current centralized RAN to cloud RAN architectures
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  • Richard Webb, Abel Nevarez | July 05, 2018
    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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  • 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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