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…

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 5G MEC Industry

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…

Counterpoint AI Chip Start-Up Market in 2020

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…