Though the availability of certain tech will create 5G monetization opportunities, hyperscalers, application developers, OEMs and other players within the technology industry will capture the majority of new revenue from 5G-related solutions, while operators will serve mainly as connectivity pipes to support these solutions
About Steve Vachon, Senior Analyst
Steve Vachon is a senior analyst in TBR’s Telecom Practice and serves as the research lead for the company’s telecom operator portfolio. Steve provides syndicated coverage of companies including Alphabet, AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon. He also authors TBR’s U.S. Mobile Operator Benchmark and co-authors TBR’s 5G Telecom Market Landscape and Telecom Edge Compute Market Landscape. Additionally, Steve collaborates with colleagues on TBR’s custom research projects. Steve has been quoted by major news sites such as eWEEK, Computerworld, FierceTelecom, Wireless Week and SDxCentral.
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Learn key trends impacting business performance of U.S. enterprise operators, how U.S. operators are positioning to capitalize on opportunities in key growth areas, and more
Despite the relatively mature smartphone market, the majority of U.S. telecom operators were able to sustain year-to-year wireless revenue growth in 4Q22. Though inflation is limiting discretionary spending, operators are withstanding these pressures as wireless connectivity remains essential to most consumer and business customers. However, operators are being impacted by certain customers seeking lower-priced service plans to accommodate their tighter budgets, which is spurring operators to introduce new entry-level service plans, such as Verizon’s Welcome Unlimited plan.
The 2023 Comcast Business Analyst Conference highlighted Comcast’s evolution from primarily serving local small businesses with traditional connectivity solutions during its infancy to its current ambition of competing as a leading global provider of secure networking solutions, supported by the Masergy acquisition and Comcast Business’ burgeoning enterprise business.
Free webinar: Learn how telecom and cable operators are revamping their go-to-market strategies to improve the value proposition offered by their converged mobility and broadband service packages, how U.S. operators are revamping their go-to-market and operational strategies in response to inflationary pressures, and how 5G development is advancing in the U.S. and its impact on the competitive landscape and capex spending
Use cases demonstrated by Verizon Business highlighted how 5G solutions can help businesses address operational challenges while providing opportunity to significantly reduce expenses, especially regarding headcount.
The 2022 Lumen Global Analyst and Consultant Forum showcased Lumen Technologies’ (NYSE: LUMN) ambition to transform from a traditional telco to a technology company. Lumen’s capabilities in hybrid networking, edge computing, connected security, unified communications and more will help support clients’ transition to a distributed workforce while bolstering Industry 4.0 initiatives across multiple verticals. “The […]
Supply-demand imbalance delays pace of 5G market development The pandemic has prompted enterprises and governments to pull forward and broaden the scope of their digital transformations, primarily for business resiliency and cost-reduction purposes but also for tapping into new market opportunities. There is significant interest among governments and enterprises across verticals in leveraging 5G and […]
Key Insights Traditional RAN will remain the predominant architecture through 2025. Open vRAN will take time to mature and go mainstream. Mobile broadband (MBB) and fixed wireless access (FWA) will remain primary use cases for 5G; government and enterprise pursuit of digital transformation wil drive other use cases. APAC will lead the world in 5G […]
Government stimulus will advance global 5G development; government support of domestic suppliers will aid smaller vendors Unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus unleashed amid the COVID-19 pandemic will fund, both directly and indirectly, a large portion of the infrastructure cost for economic digitalization. As of August 2021, TBR estimates $3.5 trillion, or around 10% of global […]