Telcos willing to pay more for 5G, Gartner

The telecommunications industry is prepared to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities than they are willing to pay for 4G, according to a newly published global survey. According to the survey by analyst firm Gartner, 75% of end-user organisations would be willing to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities, while just 24% would be unwilling to pay more for 5G…

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San Marino set to become first country upgraded to 5G nationwide

Telecom Italia will use the micro-state as a test bed for the new technology The micro-state of San Marino is set to become the first country in the world to be upgraded to a nationwide 5G network after Telecom Italia said it would use the enclave as a test bed for the new technology. Telecom Italia Mobile has signed a…

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5G Opportunities for Operators, Highlighted by Arthur D. Little

In its latest report ‘5G Deployment Models Are Crystallizing’, Arthur D. Little (ADL) examines the opportunities that exist for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems enabled by the next generation of mobile networks. Promising huge increases in speed and bandwidth, 5G has the potential to deliver a vast array of realistic, interactive experiences to consumers, for example, in the…

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New Study from GSMA and CAICT Forecasts That China Will Be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025

Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The new study ‘5G in China: Outlook and Regional Comparisons’, which was published today at GSMA…

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ABI Research B2B Survey Finds 62% of Technology Implementers Not Ready to Deploy 5G

Report Uncovers Severe Disconnect between Market Hype and Industry Readiness In a recent B2B technology survey that studies 455 U.S.-based companies across nine verticals, ABI Research finds that 62% of respondents do not plan to deploy 5G technology in the coming years. The report uncovers a severe discord between 5G market hype and the commercial industry’s readiness to deploy the…

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China set to build the planet’s largest 5G mobile network with US$180b invest by 2023

Total spending on 5G infrastructure by China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom is forecast to reach up to US$180 billion over a seven-year period, dwarfing their estimated US$117 billion investment in 4G from 2013 to 2020 which represent about a 48 per cent increase in total capital expenditure of the operators, said Jefferies equity analyst Edison Lee. READ MORE: Pre-standards 5G network investments to account for $250…

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GSMA and ETNO warn Europe over 5G delays

The telecoms industry is concerned about the current legislative debate on the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe. As the European Parliament and Member States discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, ETNO and the GSMA fear that legislators have abandoned their ambitions for 5G roll-out in Europe. Last year, the European Commission set out…

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Nokia studies outline business return-on-investment from 5G services

Findings show solid business case including payback periods for new, high-value services services supported by 5G, their business models and network impact Nokia is leveraging its business modeling and 5G Acceleration Services capabilities to remove the guesswork from operators’ 5G network evolution plans. New Nokia studies have revealed the benefits of deploying 5G and identify those services with the potential…

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First international live 5G hologram chat held by Verizon and Korean Telecom

South Korea’s KT Corp. said on Monday it and U.S. partner Verizon successfully demonstrated an international video call using 3-D holograms over the next generation of wireless network or 5G. The demonstration was made over a 28GHz 5G network connected to each company headquartered in Seoul and New Jersey. The two has worked on standards for 5G wireless connection since…

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Pre-standards 5G network investments to account for $250 Million

 SNS Research‘s latest report indicates that mobile operators will spend more than $250 Million on pre-standards 5G network rollouts by the end of 2017. Despite the lack of sufficient LTE coverage in parts of the world, mobile operators and vendors have already embarked on R&D initiatives to develop 5G, the next evolution in mobile networks. 5G is expected to provide a…

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