The interplay between 5G and TV broadcasting is paving new avenues for content delivery. The FCC’s move to grant experimental licenses, like those to the Massachusetts network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group, underscores 5G’s potential in transforming the TV landscape. As companies like XGen venture into emergency communications via 5G and with broadcasters like Sinclair exploring the convergence of ATSC 3.0 and 5G, the future promises innovative solutions to reach diverse audiences. Verizon and T-Mobile, key players in the 5G realm, alongside C-Band spectrum developments, will undoubtedly play a significant role in this evolving narrative.
The UK government’s approach to bridging the digital divide has come under severe scrutiny in a report by the House of Lords committee. The report highlights the absence of a credible strategy for digital inclusion, leaving millions without necessary online access. The committee calls for a new inclusion strategy, encompassing policy changes and increased digital literacy education. The report emphasizes that without substantial action, the UK’s ambition to become a technological superpower is threatened, undermining the nation’s productivity, economic growth, and social inclusion.
Satellite technology is reshaping rural agriculture by providing robust connectivity and innovative solutions. SIA President Tom Stroup highlighted this transformative impact in his recent testimony before the House Committee on Agriculture.
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report indicates an exponential rise in global 5G subscriptions, led by India. Despite challenges, service providers persist in 5G investments, offering fresh insights into the future of global mobile data.
T-Mobile’s Q1 2023 growth is attributed to its 5G network, value proposition, and customer experience, with the company outperforming its main rivals in postpaid phone net additions and high-speed fixed wireless access.
Verizon experiences robust growth in its fixed-wireless access (FWA) segment during Q1, as it leverages additional spectrum assets to expand its 5G network. Competitors T-Mobile US and AT&T are trailing behind in FWA growth and adoption.
The VA selects T-Mobile as its main wireless provider until 2032, benefiting healthcare professionals serving millions of veterans with 50,000 wireless lines and 5G internet access.
According to ABI Research, 5G fixed-wireless access (FWA) services are increasingly being seen as a competitive alternative to traditional fixed broadband in both developed and emerging markets. The firm predicts that the number of 5G subscriptions of FWA could reach 72 million by 2027, which would represent 35% of the total fixed-wireless market.
A temporary connected play experience for children has been set up by Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) at a playground located in King’s Square Gardens in London. The children’s interactions with the equipment will be transmitted through 5G and broadband, which will then modify the lights and music.
In order to maximize revenue and add more value, operators must expand their connectivity offerings beyond speed and customer experience; they need to expand their footprint into edge cloud platforms and AI-based solution stacks. Doing this will help them secure a larger share of the potential profits.
Geoff delves into why 5G revenues have failed to meet expectations, what customers and businesses anticipate from network operators and the potential for operators to capitalize on new monetization opportunities.
There are specific areas from which telcos will mine the revenue. But the key 5G monetization strategy for telcos would be to invest in all 5G standalone (SA) network aspects. It will bring different ecosystem partners together, help upgrade charging models, strategize usage of telecom APIs, and launch network slices to tap enterprise customer segments. All these would be driven by bringing high-level end-to-end automation and a solid orchestration platform to start services to consumers quickly.
Australia’s National Broadband Network Co’s (NBN Co) fixed wireless access (FWA) footprint is set to grow by up to 50 percent nationally by the end of 2024 under an exclusive ten-year partnership extension with Ericsson to deploy 4G and next-generation 5G connectivity.
2023 is shaping up to be a challenging year. The ongoing war, energy crisis, rising interest rates, and rampant inflation have created a perfect storm for the telco industry. That said, plenty of exciting developments and changes are on the horizon.
Rural telecommunications are one of the most dynamic markets in the U.S., fueled by fascinating and durable tailwinds that will push companies through 2023 and beyond.