Leveraging Technology To Create Greener Networks


This insight report provides an overview of the latest technology options available to operators to reduce total network power consumption and highlights industry best practices that will help them to achieve their net-zero targets.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Mobile Networks Power Pyramid
  • Enabling Energy Efficiency
    • Right Sizing and Upgrading Networks
    • Using AI/ML Intelligence to Reduce TCO
    • Switching off Legacy Networks
    • Upgrading to 5G SA and Adoption of Release 18
    • Other energy saving methods
  • Analyst Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 7

Published Date : July 2023

Nvidia and Softbank Join Forces To Deploy AI-Based 5G MEC Telco Network Across Japan


Earlier this month, Nvidia and Softbank announced that they had developed a dual-purpose AI-driven 5G MEC and vRAN distributed platform based on Nvidia's new GH200 Grace Hopper superchip.  The two partners intend to deploy a network of regional data centres across Japan later this year to capitalize on the demand for accelerated computing and generative AI services. The shared multi-tenant platform will also offer a range of 5G vRAN applications.

Table of Contents

  • Snapshot
  • Key Highlights
    • 5G MEC Telco Network
    • Grace Hopper Superchip
    • Leveraging Software Resources
    • Performance Details
    • Use Case and Deployment Options
    • Key Partners
    • Competitors
  • Analyst Viewpoint
    • Platform Limitations
    • Benefits of RAN-in-the-Cloud
    • Eliminating RAN hardware dependency
    • The Intel vs ARM battle
    • Leveraging GPUs elsewhere in the RAN
    • A Crowded Market 

Number of Pages: 5

Publication Date: June 2023

Global FWA & CPE Forecast by Technology and Regions


Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is emerging as one of the leading use cases for bridging the fixed broadband access digital gap. Meanwhile, the 5G FWA is one of the leading use cases for 5G technology. The US is currently driving the 5G FWA segment growth momentum, but few other countries will soon catch up.

This report provides an outlook till 2030 on the 4G and 5G FWA subscribers across key regions APAC, NAM, MEA, LATAM, and Europe. It further focuses on the FWA CPE shipments by key technologies (5G: Sub 6GHz and mmWave& Sub 6GHz, and 4G). It also analyses the CPE ASPs based on different technologies and total FWA CPE revenue by technologies.

Table of Content:

  • Key Assumptions for Forecast
  • FWA subscription by region and technology
  • CPE Forecast by Region and Technology
  • CPE ASP Forecast

Publication Date: April 2023

Fixed Wireless Access and Consumer Premise Equipment Ecosystem and Forecast Update, April 2023


In 2022, 65% of households globally (excluding China) did not have access to fixed broadband. This number will come down to 50% by the end of 2030. FWA will be the technology to narrow the digital gap. Cable is currently the world’s most used technology for fixed broadband access. Most of the current installed base will migrate to Fiber, but some will migrate to FWA. 

This report provides a deep analysis of the adoption of the fixed broadband market by technology and region. It also presents the outlook till 2030 on the 4G and 5G FWA subscribers and FWA-CPE. For 5G FWA, It provides key drivers of FWA adoption by country, such as network readiness, ARPU, market maturity, and others. The report outlines drivers that will push the growth, and where are the biggest drawbacks are. It analyses the strategy for growth of ten FWA-CPE OEMs and 26 operators from around the world.

Table of Content

  • FWA Technology Overview
  • Fixed Broadband Subscription Forecast by Technologies and Regions (NAM, LATAM, APAC, EU)
  • Global 5G FWA vs 4G FWA Subscription Forecast 2019 – 2030
  • Global FWA-CPE Shipment and ASP Forecast
  • FWA CPE Launches
  • FWA-CPE Vendors Analysis
  • Top 5G FWA-CPE Specs: Operator-OEM Partnerships, Chipset/Module Vendors
  • Operators’ Strategy and Deployment (Mega-Operators and Regional Operators)

Number of Pages: 76

Publication Date: April 2023

Rakuten Unveils Plan To Boost Subscriber Growth


 Following a recent customer churn survey, Rakuten has instigated a number of measures to improve the quality of its 4G network, expand coverage as well as resolving a variety of other issues in a bid to make its mobile service offering more attractive to Japanese consumers.

 This insight report provides an overview of Rakuten's 1Q 2023 quarterly results with detailed analyst comment and viewpoint.

Table of Contents:

  • Key Highlights
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 4

Published Date: May 2023

Cloud RAN Platforms – Why Are Vendors Adopting Different Layer-1 Acceleration Strategies?


 CSPs are showing an increasing interest in leveraging the benefits of RAN virtualization and cloud-native technologies and vendors are responding to this demand with a variety of different cloud RAN platforms using different L1 Accelerator Card architectures.

 This Insights Report provides details of the various cloud RAN platform configurations offered by incumbent and challenger vendors and discusses the reasoning and underlying strategy behind their technology choices and partnerships.

Table of Contents:

  • Snapshot
  • Introduction
  • Key Cloud RAN Platforms
    • Ericsson
    • Nokia
    • Samsung
    • NEC
    • Fujitsu
    • Rakuten
    • Mavenir
    • JMA Wireless
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 7

Published Date: May 2023

New L1 Accelerator Cards Set To Boost Open RAN Market – Or Create More Lock-In?


The transition of the Radio Access Network (RAN) from a standalone, integrated network into a disaggregated, virtualized infrastructure is well underway. However, all open RAN deployments to date rely on Intel's x86-based COTS servers, with most deployments also using Intel's proprietary FlexRAN software architecture. Recently, various silicon vendors have announced that they are developing alternatives to Intel's x86 platform based on ASICs, GPUs as well RISC-V architectures. Several of these vendors are currently testing their new PCIe-based L1 accelerator card products with CSPs and commercial versions of these products are expected to become widely available during the next three years. 

This report provides an overview of the emerging open RAN PCIe-based accelerator card market based on new merchant silicon and highlights the opportunities and technical challenges facing the open RAN chip community as they strive to develop alternative chip solutions capable of efficiently processing real-time, latency-sensitive Layer-1 workloads.

Table of Contetnts:

  • Key Takeaways
  • Introduction
  • PCIe-based Hardware Acceleration
    • Lookaside vs In-line Acceleration
    • Technical Trade-offs
  • Processor Architectures
    • Types of Processors
    • Comparison of Hardware Options
    • Intel's Xeon with vRAN Boost
  • Layer-1 Stack
    • Reference of Commercial Grade Stack?
    • Open or Closed Stacks?
  • Layers 2 and 3
  • Interoperability and Standardization
    • FAPI Interface
    • Proprietary L1 Software Stacks
    • Accelerator Abstraction Layer (AAL)
    • Saankya Labs RANwiser
  • Key Players
    • AMD Xilinx
    • Dell
    • EdgeQ
    • Intel
    • Leapfrog Semiconductor
    • Marvell
    • Nvidia
    • Picocom
    • Qualcomm
  •  Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 18

Published Date: April 2023

5G Advanced – Benefits and Opportunities for Operators


5G Advanced is the next evolutionary step for 5G and will enable a wide range of enhanced capabilities beyond connectivity as well as introducing a new set of advanced vertical use cases. Release 18 is the first of the 3GPP’s technical specification document for the 5G Advanced standard which will be followed by Releases 19 and 20. This insights report provides an overview of the key features of Release 18.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • 3GPP Releases 18, 19 & 20
  • 3GPP Release 18
    • Key Features
    • Other Features
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 5

Publication Date: March 2023

Private Networks: Leveraging Millimetre Wave Spectrum for Indoor Industry 4.0 Applications


This insights report provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of deploying millimetre wave networks and highlights the specific opportunities for indoor Industry 4.0 applications as well as some of the key adoption barriers.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Millimetre Technology
  • Benefits and Challenges
  • Industry 4.0 Use Cases
  • Key Adoption Barriers
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 3

Publication Date: February 2023

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