5G will be widely deployed across nearly all developed markets by the end of 2022; most emerging markets will be late adopters of the technology

Early majority Though a viable business case for operators to gain revenue from 5G has yet to materialize (except for fixed wireless access), the primary initial driver of 5G deployment is realizing the efficiency gains the technology provides versus LTE. Operators in developed markets have accelerated their 5G deployment timetables over the past year, primarily […]

Big changes for Big Blue

Lots of news coming from IBM these past few weeks, and we have plenty of analysis on it from Geoff Woollacott, Stephanie Long, Elitsa Bakalova, Catie Merrill and Nicole Catchpole. IBM unveiled a new Power System and announced Ginni Rometty will be stepping down, making way for cloud champion Arvind Krishna to emerge as the […]

Analytics within digital transformation engagements depend on high-quality people and data

This week, TBR publishes the first Digital Transformation Insights report for 2020, building on the 2019 series, which included analysis around blockchain, digital marketing, IoT and quantum. The first report centers on IT services vendors’ strategies and performances within their analytics practices. Senior Analyst Boz Hristov notes that, “The maturing A&I services market continues to […]

5G Strategies of T-Mobile US, Sprint Hinge on Merger

“‘I’m leaning more toward yes than no. I think the federal backing is going to help with this decision,’ Vachon said, noting that the DoJ and Federal Communications Commission already reached agreements with the companies and signed off on the transaction. Vachon is convinced that the merger is beneficial for competition. T-Mobile US will remain […]

TBR 2020 Telecom Predictions: Leading CSPs and webscales implement new ICT architecture to fully capitalize on digital era

Leading CSPs tackle business and network transformation to capture value created in the digital era Key technologies, most notably cloud, virtualization, 5G, edge computing, AI and machine learning (ML), are coalescing to usher in a new era, commonly referred to as the digital era, but also referred to as the 5G era or the fourth […]

Nokia bets big on enterprise

TBR perspective Nokia (NYSE: NOK) remains in a state of transition. The company is not only addressing challenges with its 5G New Radio (NR) products but is also contending with business disruption as CSPs increasingly migrate toward a webscale-like, next-generation network architecture, which is prompting Nokia to accelerate and broaden its own internal digital transformation […]

Operators are positioning to support a wide array of IoT use cases by targeting industry-specific solutions

Key telecom IoT findings Industry 4.0 will drive a renaissance in new, commercially viable use cases for the network between 2022 and 2025, which will spur revenue generation opportunities for communication service providers (CSPs). Providing IoT connectivity over multiple network types including LTE-M, NB-IoT, Wi-Fi- and 5G is essential for CSPs to accommodate the cost, […]