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In-depth Analysis of the Mobile Industry

Inaugural MWL Annual Report finds IT systems set for overhaul

Mobile World Live has published its first annual report, offering an in-depth analysis of the true state of the mobile industry. The report can be downloaded here.

Split into five chapters – a full market overview, 5G, Security, IoT and Telecoms IT –  the report highlights a number of key findings. A key headline from the report is that network functions virtualisation (NFV) and 5G technology will require mobile operators to completely replace legacy back office BSS, OSS or IT systems.

Our exclusive analysis also shows that close to 40 per cent of the industry believes security is the biggest challenge facing operators in 2017, while nearly half (48 per cent) tip IoT as the most attractive business area for the mobile industry this year.

Source: GSMA Mobile World Live

13 July  2017

 

 

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AMTA welcomes deployment regulation amendments

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the announcement today from the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, regarding the progression of 10 reforms to the regulations governing the deployment of wireless and mobile networks in Australia; as well as further consultation on 11 other proposed reforms. In welcoming the announcement, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus noted the Government’s reform package will go some way towards enabling the deployment of the next generation 5G mobile networks which are expected to bring significant improvements in speed, quality and capacity for Australia’s data hungry consumers.  But he also noted there was still more to do. “This is a welcome and very important first step - in what we hope will be an ongoing engagement with government and stakeholders to develop a dynamic regulatory framework to meet the deployment challenges of next generation networks.

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5G gains momentum in 2018

AMTA is confident that the Government's 5G priorities will add momentum to our ongoing efforts to engage with industry verticals and the respective government departments outside of the communications portfolio with regard to the broader economic and social benefits of 5G.

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AMTA Annual Report 2017

In 2017, the strong demand for mobile services continues to have an impact on our economy and society as the industry shifts its focus in preparation for 5G, the next generation of mobile technology. AMTA’s latest Annual Report includes the following highlights: As industry prepares for 5G the need for regulatory reform in spectrum management and network infrastructure deployment is increasingly urgent. 5G Mobile – Enabling Businesses and Economic Growth Report by Deloitte Access Economics found that 5G is expected to further drive Australia’s digital economy. It will add to the already significant (and growing) $34 billion in long-term productivity benefits from mobile; and annual network spend from mobile providers is expected to reach $5.7 billion in FY2017-18. The MCF has focused on an agenda of legislative reform to support the efficient and flexible deployment of network infrastructure.