Rakuten and Dish – 2022 Will Be A Critical Year For Greenfield Networks

Rakuten and Dish are pioneering the development of open, cloud-native 5G multi-vendor networks and operate in highly competitive and mature markets.…

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…

Open RAN Cheerleader Vodafone Plays Safe With Incumbent Vendors

Last year, Vodafone announced plans to deploy open RAN across 2,500 rural sites in the UK, in what would be the largest commitment yet by an…

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…

Open RAN Radios – Chinese Vendors Set To Dominate An Emerging Market?

Counterpoint Research recently completed its first survey of the open RAN radio market. Entitled, "Open RAN Radios - Product Availability Study," the…

Dish To Run 5G Network on AWS Cloud

Last week, Dish Network announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) whereby AWS will become Dish’s preferred cloud provider.…

Tough Year Ahead for Nokia as Ericsson Extends Market Share

Ericsson and Nokia reported 4Q 2020 and full-year 2020 results recently. Ericsson reported healthy financials which shows that it is continuing to…

Ericsson – Ready For an Open, Cloud-Native 5G World?

With 124 commercial 5G agreements and 79 live networks announced to date, Ericsson is the leading 5G vendor in terms of contract wins and is…

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…

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…