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5G: regulatory impact of network slicing and densification

February 18, 2020

With the advent of 5G the impact of new mobile technologies on market structure and regulation may be far reaching. Unlike past mobile generations, which were mainly intended for everyday consumer voice and data communications, 5G is designed to accommodate a wider range of applications with varying functional and performance requirements.


5G – a game changer for the telecommunications business

November 14, 2019

The next generation of mobile network technology is around the corner and it will not only bring improvements for mobile services, it is also promising to be an enabler for developing innovative services across different sectors and industries, many of which have never been part of the telecommunications landscape. Operators and vendors around the world are already developing new services based on 5G technology and business cases are rapidly evolving.


The prospects of mmWave 5G fixed wireless access

October 3, 2019

To date wireless and wireline services have been two workhorses for different user requirements, with the first offering mobility and flexibility while the second offers dedicated speed and reliability. As 5G emerges promising fibre-like speeds, many service providers are exploring the potential of 5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) as means of delivering ultrafast broadband.


The business landscape of IoT

February 18, 2019

While the potential of IoT has been demonstrated in many fields, the adoption of IoT solutions still lags the forecasts made by IoT enthusiasts at the start of the hype. For many businesses, the IoT landscape still appears to be too fragmented, with the overwhelming number of technologies, standards and platforms contributing to this perception.


The urban-rural digital divide: can 5G close the gap?

March 6, 2018

By the end of the Ultra-Fast Broadband Extension (UFB2) in 2022, 87% of New Zealand homes and businesses are expected to have access to fibre-based broadband. However, for the remaining 13% of homes in rural New Zealand the luxury of tapping in to an unlimited ultra-high speed data pipe will be out of reach, or come at a significantly higher cost.


The case for private LTE networks

July 10, 2017

An increasing number of enterprises, especially in vertical industries such as utilities and transportation, consider replacing their mission critical or corporate communications infrastructure with an LTE network. This trend is driven by the need for more mobility, bandwidth, flexibility of coverage and multiple classes of services. In recent years, private LTE networks have been successfully deployed in many sectors including public protection and disaster relief (PPDR), energy, maritime and railway transportation.