Future of 5G in Russia Remains Uncertain

Future of 5G in Russia Remains Uncertain

5G in Russia is looking like a distant dream, as major network vendors Ericsson and Nokia have decided to suspend their operations in Russia, while…

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IFA 2022 Focuses on Enhanced User Experience in Consumer IoT Products

This year’s edition of Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show, showcased some interesting product…

5G Infrastructure Vendors – Are They Immune To Recession?

Nordic vendors Ericsson and Nokia had a good second quarter. Ericsson reported a 13.7%* growth in revenue to $6 billion with net profit jumping 19.2…

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Strategic Partnerships Tap Expanding Private Network Market Opportunities

The private network market is evolving with operators, equipment vendors, system integrators, and specialized solution providers working together to…

Incumbent Vendors Reveal Early 5G Monetization Trends

Both Ericsson and Nokia showed continued growth in their top-line revenues during the 1Q 2022 although profits and margins were adversely affected by…

Nokia and Kyndryl Partner To Target Campus Wireless Market

Enterprise revenues today constitute a very small proportion of any incumbent infrastructure vendor's total revenues. However, all vendors are…

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Saudi Arabia Smartphone Sales Cross Pre-pandemic Levels

Saudi Arabia’s smartphone market grew 49% YoY in 2021, a 14% increase from the pre-pandemic 2019. Samsung led the market despite losing share. Apple…

Key Consumer IoT Themes at MWC 2022: Wearables, Smart Office & Smart Home Solutions Galore

Mobile World Congress (MWC) which took place in Barcelona, Spain this year from February 28th to March 3rd showcased some interesting announcements…

Monetizing 5G Will Be The Challenge For Incumbent Vendors in 2022

Nordic duo Ericsson and Nokia both had a good 2021. With strong cash generation from its core networks business, Ericsson had one of the best years…

5G SA Core and Enterprise To Drive Growth at Nokia and Ericsson?

Although both Nokia and Ericsson reported good third quarter financial results, top-level growth at their RAN businesses is likely to be challenged…

Cloud RAN – Waiting For A Viable Business Case?

There has been a lot of interest in cloud RAN amongst established MNOs in recent months with several of the biggest MNOs planning to launch fully…

Rakuten’s Future – Operator, Vendor or Something Else?

August was a busy month for Rakuten. The Japanese company announced its first major vendor contract with German Internet company 1&1 Drillisch,…

Mixed Fortunes for Ericsson and Nokia in China 5G RAN Tender

As expected, domestic vendors Huawei and ZTE were awarded the largest contracts in China Broadcasting Network (CBN) and China Mobile's recent joint…

Dark Clouds Loom in China for Ericsson – and Nokia?

Ericsson and Nokia continue to benefit from the absence of their Chinese rivals in many markets. Nokia recently surprised the market with…

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Nokia 5.4 Review: Many Promises, Many Compromises

The Nokia 5.4 offers near-stock Android experience. HMD Global has included H-Log video recording option in the camera app as a differentiator. The…

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Comparing Mid-range 5G Smartphones for Around $700 and Below

5G smartphone prices are coming down rapidly. We had to revise down our forecasts for 5G smartphone prices during 2020 and, consequently, our volume…

First O-RAN Private Network in Germany?

As the largest industrial market, Germany is leading the charge in advancing Industry 4.0 transformation in Europe. The German regulator BNetzA has…

Ericsson Profit Surge Driven by 5G Sales in China

Ericsson Profit Surge Driven by 5G Sales in China

Ericsson last week reported a higher than expected 38.5% YoY increase in its Q3 gross profit on revenues of SEK 57.5 ($6.5 billion), driven by a…