Tag: OpenRAN

FWA growth: To 20% homes by 2025

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is becoming a mainstream proposition across urban, rural and developing environments. 5G is an important enabler but not the only one. Unusually, FWA will benefit almost all market players – fixed and mobile operators, vendors, investors and regulators. This report contains our 5-year forecast and recommendations for all players.

The open RAN: Disaggregated and flexible (chart)

Introducing RAN architecture   Three layers of Open RAN There are now many distinct technologies and standards emerging in the radio access space that involve a shift away from traditional, proprietary radio hardware and network architectures, driven by single vendors, towards new, virtualised platforms and a more open vendor ecosystem. We have adopted ‘the open RAN’ as an umbrella term …

5G-aliser – June 2020 update: Geopolitics continues to dominate discussion, as coronavirus strains

Once again, it is the ongoing geopolitical clash between China and the US that takes centre stage this month, with the fallout of last month’s sanctions shaking up the industry and potentially redefining Huawei’s 5G position in multiple international markets. This month’s sustained intensity in the geopolitical arena are somewhat contrasted by the steady development in a number of key …

Telco Cloud May Update: Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft (+ Open RAN)

With the “current situation” testing the resilience of networks the world over, the future of telecoms is front-of-mind for many. Are we moving to a new world of fixed network dominance? What will this mean for 5G investments? And what role will telco cloud play in enabling it? These questions are top of our agenda at the moment. We’ve also …

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