Issues and developments around networks and spectrum are of vital strategic importance to operators, vendors, regulators and investment firms.
Approaches with regards to such technologies as Wi-Fi, fibre, LTE and HSPA+ must be continually assessed as the demand for data grows.
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Cellular data traffic growth will continue to be stronger in emerging markets than in developed ones. Constraints on growth such as competitive conditions and network coverage will affect all regions worldwide, and will continue to shape the rate of cellular data traffic growth.
G.fast roll-out is starting in earnest this year. However, some operators have recently switched from investment in hybrid fibre–copper to investment in FTTP, and there is some uncertainty over the impact that G.fast will have. This report provides a re-assessment of the evolving case for G.fast, together with global and regional forecasts of premises passed and connected from 2017 to 2022.
If Verizon merges with Charter, or cable buys T-Mobile, US consumer telecoms in the Trump era will, in an odd twist of logic, start to look oddly European. This comment examines the industrial logic of fixed–mobile consolidation in the USA.