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GSMA mobile IoT initiative helping operators target european connected energy market worth USD$26 billion

New figures highlight huge potential in smart energy sector for mobile operators deploying mobile IoT networks; mobile IoT networks supporting utilities applications globally

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GSMA launches the “Case For Change”

Showcases positive impact of mobile on individuals, economies, societies
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Google and HTC announce US$1.1 billion cooperation agreement

Certain HTC employees – many of whom worked on Pixel smartphones – to join Google. Transaction reinforces HTC’s commitment to innovation and its branded smartphone business

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Products

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Nokia Bell Labs first to show use of ultra-low latency 10G PON for mobile fronthaul

Breakthrough means operators can prepare for the ever-increasing amounts of data traffic needed for 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a cost-effective way more
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Nokia to expand development and deployment of 5G FIRST as industry interest grows

Clear interest for 5G mobility applications already emerging from operators, notably in markets like the US, China, Japan and South Korea more
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Nokia and Telefónica to define 5G network evolution with agreement to evaluate 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies

Evaluation of technologies to provide the most effective path to 5G and enable Telefónica to create and deliver new services more
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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?

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Helping operators boost profitability from mobile services

Today's Mobile Operators face a formidable challenge. As customer demand moves from voice to data services, the volume of data traffic crossing the Mobile Operator's network continues to grow exponentially, driving up the cost of the network. At the same time, however, the average revenue per user is generally remaining flat, severely impacting the profitability of their business

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Surfing the Data Tsunami - solutions for mobile data offload

At peak times, 3G networks can barely handle the traffic surge as users scramble for high-speed, data-guzzling mobile applications. Ironically, most of that traffic is accessing Internet content on other providers' servers, while the carriers are simply bearing the traffic burden, forcing them to invest ever greater amounts of money to ease bottlenecks in the infrastructure for no greater returns

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Articles

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Early rollout of 5G in Asia-Pacific requires careful strategies from mobile network operators and strong gov/regulator support

Initial focus on select markets and spectrum/network sharing to manage price points will expedite 5G take-off, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Transformation team more
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GSMA highlights US$1.8 trillion IoT revenue opportunity for mobile network operators

Mobile IoT Initiative supporting commercial LPWA network deployments; 15 Mobile IoT networks now live worldwide more
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5G service revenues to reach almost $270bn by 2025, as operators focus on maximising return on investment

A new report from Juniper Research has found that 5G operator-billed service revenues will reach $269 billion by 2025, rising from $851 million in 2019 - achieving 161% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the first 7 years of 5G services

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