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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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  • Brad Shaffer | November 17, 2017
    On Monday Broadcom’s proposal to purchase Qualcomm for $70 per share was rejected by Qualcomm’s Board of Directors a week after the offer was officially announced. The deal could have potentially created a semiconductor...
  • Richard Webb | November 16, 2017
    Worldwide mobile fronthaul equipment revenue totaled $787 million in 2016, with the majority coming from Asia Pacific. The market is experiencing modest scale but has long-term potential as solutions evolve from Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) based to Ethernet based.
  • Richard Webb | November 13, 2017
    In October, Transform-X acquired the operations and assets of microwave vendor DragonWave. The new company will operate under the name of DragonWave-X. DragonWave is a microwave-only vendor headquartered in Canada with a portfolio covering all backhaul market segments, including all-packet microwave products. In this research note, we take a look at DragonWave’s evolution, strengths, and challenges and consider the impact of the acquisition on the microwave equipment market. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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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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