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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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  • Julie Ssali | December 14, 2017
    Broadband internet provider Jamii Telecommunications (JTL), previously just an Internet service provider (ISP) has launched their 4G LTE mobile network – Faiba4G. The new network will offer Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and data services. • JLT entered the Kenyan telecoms space in 2004 providing wholesale and retail data services via Fibre To The Home (FTTH) and fixed wireless networks, satellite and WiMAX. • Faiba4G coverage currently includes areas in Nairobi, Thika, Machakos, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa, Athi River and Syokimau with plans to extend across Kenya. • Faiba4G will offer subscribers free on-net calls for life, granted the subscriber has an active data bundle and 1-hour unlimited ‘Fisi’ data bundles for KSH150 (approximately US$1.50). • Kenyan’s mobile market has a mobile SIM penetration rate of 71% and is dominated by Vodacom-owned Safaricom, which leads the market with a 75% market share. • The entrance of international mobile network operators Airtel (2002), Orange (now Telkom Kenya - 2013) and Yu (2008) failed to challenge Safaricom’s dominance, which led to Orange selling off their Kenyan subsidiary and Airtel acquiring Yu in 2015.
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  • Seth Wallis-Jones | December 14, 2017
    With the repeal of net neutrality regulations passing at the FCC, this infographic shows why net neutrality matters so much to network operators in the United States.
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  • December 12, 2017
    Global telecom and IT vendor ZTE Corporation hosted its 2017 Wireless & Services User Congress from October 19 to 20 in Brussels, bringing together more than 100 European operators, several of whom spoke about their 4G and pre-5G mobile projects with ZTE. The event focused on how ZTE is driving commercial deployments of software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), 4G, and, soon, 5G—highlighting the company's mobile hardware and software, service products, and customers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | December 11, 2017
    The day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, known as Black Friday, kicks off the shopping season towards the end of the year, followed by Cyber Monday on the Monday after Black Friday. As a segment, smartphones are not the focus of the promotional events during this weekend. The biggest deals focused on Buy-1-Get-1 and trade in offers for flagship devices like the new iPhones and Galaxy devices.
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  • November 22, 2017
    Quarterly scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the mobile backhaul and microwave market.
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    Quarterly scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the mobile infrastructure market.
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  • Icon Senior Director, Mobile & Telecoms
    As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market.
  • 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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