Nokia’s Revival: Is the Finnish Vendor Already Benefiting from Huawei’s Absence?

Nokia is one of the pioneers of the mobile industry but it has been struggling in recent years. The company's mobile access division still dwarfs its…

Ericsson Bets on Future With Cradlepoint Acquisition

Ericsson Bets on Future With Cradlepoint Acquisition

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson, on September 18, announced that it had acquired US-based vendor Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion. After the…

5G MEC Ecosystem: Stakeholders Partner in Mad Rush to the Edge

5G Multi Access Edge Computing or 5G MEC has generated a significant amount of hype in recent years promising to deliver low latency and improved…

Nokia: First Incumbent to offer O-RAN Compliant Interfaces?

Nokia: First Incumbent to Offer O-RAN Compliant Interfaces?

Although all the incumbents have developed cloud RAN product portfolios, only Nokia and Samsung have commercial deployments. Recently, Nokia went a…

Counterpoint 5G MEC - Deployment Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

5G MEC – Deployment Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

One of the major promises of 5G is low latency, with target levels of 1 millisecond being specified for the air interface in 3GPP’s Release 16…

Microsoft Gets Serious About Telco Cloud With Metaswitch Acquisition

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Affirmed Networks in April, Microsoft last week announced that it was buying UK-based Metaswitch Networks.…

Wi-Fi 6E – A Viable Alternative to 5G NR for Low-latency Applications?

In recent years, there has been a lot of focus on the use of 5G as the optimum wireless solution for low latency use cases, particularly in the most…

Counterpoint Radio Access Network (RAN) Market Research

The Race to Open RAN Will Be A Marathon, Not A Sprint!

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego February 13th, 2020 Ever since consolidation in 2013, the Radio Access Network…

Counterpoint Edge Computing Research

Edge Computing Space Gets Crowded as Hyperscalers Move on 5G MEC Opportunity

In recent months, several hyperscale cloud providers have signed deals with major MNOs, signalling their intent to target the Multi-Access Edge…

Shakeout Coming in AI Chip Start-Up Market in 2020

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego January 20th, 2020 The rapid adoption of AI has spurred the development of a…

Counterpoint Robotics and Cobots

China Pioneering Disruptive Cobots for Industrial Robotics

Robotics and automation will result in many job losses around the world and could be particularly severe in China, the world’s largest manufacturing…

Counterpoint Facial Recognition for Pigs

In the “Year of the Pig” – Here’s Facial Recognition for Pigs

China’s endeavours in using facial recognition for the surveillance of its populace is well documented, as is the fact that the country boasts the…

Counterpoint ITU WRC 2019

Mobile Allocated Key mmWave Bands at WRC-19

The ITU-sponsored World Radio Conference (WRC-19) was held at the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh between the 28th October to the 22nd November…

Counterpoint LTE/5G Private Networks

LTE/5G Private Networks – Devices Availability Key to Growth in Unlicensed Spectrum

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego November 27th, 2019 The availability of shared and unlicensed spectrum bands…

AR/VR Seen as Killer 5G Consumer App at Huawei Global MBB Forum

Huawei’s 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Zurich, Switzerland was attended by more than 2000 industry executives from leading telcos across the…

Radio Tower

Private Cellular Networks – Critical Enablers for Industrial IoT?

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego October 23rd, 2019 Private LTE/5G networks deployed in shared and unlicensed…

CBRS Opens-Up 3.5 MHz Mid-Band Spectrum to New Users

Last week, we saw the formal start of Initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) of the 3.5 MHz Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) spectrum band in…

Farming

E-Commerce Giants Driving Smart Agriculture Adoption in China

Facing stagnating revenues, e-commerce giants, such as Alibaba, Baidu, JD.Com and Tencent are leveraging their AI expertise to modernize agriculture…