Huawei Bets Big on AI, 5.5G as Recovery Accelerates


This insight report provides an overview of Huawei’s 2023 performance and its roadmap to recovery in the years ahead. The report also covers key insights from Counterpoint’s visit to the Huawei Analyst Summit 2024 held in Shenzhen, China, where the Information and communications technology (ICT) giant showcased its advanced AI and 5.5G solutions for networks.

Table of Contents:

  • Huawei’s Market Performance 2023
  • Huawei Analyst Summit 2024
    • RAN Intelligent Agents
    • Monetizing Networks
    • Passive IoT
    • FWA
    • Advanced Hardware Solutions
    • Analyst Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 6

Published Date : May 2024

5G SA Core Tracker, January 2024


Counterpoint Research’s 5G SA Core Tracker, January 2024 is a culmination of an extensive study of the 5G SA core market. It provides details of all operators with 5G SA cores in commercial operation at the end of 2023, covering market share by region, vendor, and the most popular deployed frequency bands. Further, the tracker provides details about the 5G SA vendor ecosystem split into two categories – public operator and private network markets and touches on the potential monetization opportunities for telecom operators across different domains and use cases.

Table of Contents:

  • Overview
  • Market Update
  • 5G SA Market Deployments
    • Commercial Deployment by Operators
    • Network Engagements by Region
    • Network Engagements by Deployments Status
    • Leading 5G Core Vendors
    • Mobile Core Vendor Ecosystem
    • 5G Core Vendors Market Landscape
  • Outlook
  • 5G Standalone Use Cases – Consumer and Enterprise

No. of Pages: 35

Publishing Date: February 2024

Analysing The Role of AI/ML In 5G Advanced

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are already being used in 5G devices and networks. With the introduction of 5G Advanced from 2025 onwards, AL/ML will become the foundation of much innovation and will result in enhanced network capabilities and new use cases.

This Technology Report provides an overview of the role of AI/ML in the 3GPP’s upcoming 5G Advanced standard and outlines the key technologies and use cases where it will be used.

Table of Contents 

  • Snapshot
  • Key Takeaways
  • Introduction
  • 5G Advanced Specifications and Timelines
  • Current Use of AI/ML in Networks
  • Overview of AI/ML in 5G Advanced
  • AI/ML in the 5G Air Interface
  • -AI Models and End-To-End Optimization
  • -Channel State Feedback
  • -AI-based Millimetre Wave Beam Management
  • -Precise Positioning
  • -Single and Multiple Models
  • Devices And Network Sustainability
  • A Bridge to 6G
  • Facing The Challenges
  • Analyst Viewpoint

No. of Pages: 17

Highlights from ITU’s WRC-23 Meeting In Dubai


Held every four years, the ITU’s World Radio Conference (WRC) came to an end last week. This insight report provides a roundup of the key highlights of the event with analyst comments. 

Table of Contents:

  • Key Highlights
    • Mobile Agreements
      • 5G Spectrum
      • 6G Spectrum
    • Terrestrial Broadcast Agreements
    • Satellite Agreements
    • Other Agreements
  • Analyst Viewpoint

No. of Pages: 3

Publication Date: December 2023

RISC-V Targets Small Cell SoC Market


The PPT report provides an overview of the small cells SoC chip market with a focus on San Diego vendor Qualcomm plus a number of open RAN RISC-V based new entrants.

Table of Contents:

  • Small Cell Market 
    • Key OEMs
    • Market Size 
  • Small Cell SoC Market
  • Small Cell SoC Vendors
    • Qualcomm
    • EdgeQ
    • Picocom
    • Leapfrog Semiconductor
  • Summary

No. of Pages: 15

Publication Date: December 2023

Countdown to World Radio Conference (WRC-23) in Dubai


All eyes will be on Dubai in November as the World Radio Conference (WRC) brings together national administrations and telecom industry officials to review and update the global use of radio frequencies. Held every four years, the event runs from 20th November to 15th December. 

With only a few days to go, this Technology Report outlines the hopes and aspirations of the mobile industry for additional 5G (and 6G) spectrum and highlights competing interests within the industry and from other radio users. 

Table of Contents:

  • Snapshot
  • Introduction
  • Low-Band, sub-700MHz Spectrum
  • Mid-Band Spectrum
  • Global harmonization of 3.5GHz band
  • The 4.8-4.9GHz band
  • Upper 6GHz band
  • Spectrum for 6G
  • Satellite Spectrum
  • High Altitude IMT Base Stations (HIBS)
  • Viewpoint

No. of Pages: 10

Publication Date: November 2023

Open RAN Tracker, September 2023


This open RAN tracker provides details of all open RAN deployments and trials to date, by operator, by vendor and by region, plus an update on key trends and developments that have shaped the open RAN market. Also included is an open RAN ecosystem diagram showing all the key players including RAN (hardware and software), servers, processors and system integrators.

Table of Contents:

  • Overview 
  • Market Update 
  • Open RAN Deployment
    • Deployments by Region and by Operators
    • Deployment Statistics
    • Greenfield Deployments
    • Other Significant Brownfield Deployments
  • Vendor Engagement Statistics
    • Platform Vendor Engagements
    • Open vRAN Software Market Share
    • Open vRAN Radio Unit Market Share
    • CU/DU Hardware
    • Processor Chipset and Accelerator Cards
    • Other significant equipment and platforms
  • Open RAN Forecast
  • Key Takeaways and Conclusions

No. of Pages: 34

Published Date: November, 2023

NG-LLS Fronthaul Standard – A Pivotal Moment For The 5G RAN Ecosystem?


One of the major challenges to the adoption of open RAN for 5G networks deployed in dense, urban environments is its sub-optimal support for massive MIMO radios. While there are several reasons behind this performance deficit, a key reason is that the current O-RAN Alliance 7.2x open fronthaul was not originally designed to accommodate massive MIMO radio systems. Recently, the O-RAN Alliance announced a new alternative fronthaul interface specification for use with massive MIMO radio systems.

This Technology Report provides an objective analysis of the O-RAN Alliance’s Next Generation Lower-Layer Split (LLS) and discusses the implications of the new interface on the adoption of open RAN massive MIMO radios.

Table of Contents

  • Snapshot
  • Key Takeaways
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Fronthaul Splits
  • The Split 7.2x vs Split 7.3 (or &7.2c) Debate
  • Next Generation Lower-Layer Split (NG-LLS)
    • Overview of ULPI Class B and Class A
    • WBDF vs ULPI
      • Beamforming
      • Equalisation
    • ULPI: Class B vs Class A
    • ULPI: Performance Gains vs Increased RU Complexity
    • Benefits of Equaliser in DU
    • Leveraging AI for Channel Estimation
    • Non-massive MIMO Use Cases
  • Implications for 5G RAN Ecosystem
  • Analyst Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 14

Publication Date: September 2023

5G SA Core Tracker, July 2023


This 5G Standalone (SA) tracker provides details of all 5G SA commercial launches to date, by the vendor and by region, plus an update on key trends and developments that have shaped the 5G SA market. Also included is a mobile core ecosystem diagram showing all the key players in both the public and private network markets and 5G Standalone Use Cases across different verticals, and technology applications including Network Slicing and Private Networks.

Table of Contents:

  • Overview
  • Market Update
  • 5G SA Market Deployments
    • Commercial Deployment by Operators
    • Network Engagements by Region
    • Network Engagements by Deployments Status
    • Leading 5G Core Vendors
    • Mobile Core Vendor Ecosystem
    • 5G Core Vendors Market Landscape
  • Outlook
  • 5G Standalone Use cases

Number of Pages: 31

Published Date: August 2023

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