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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Mobiles most popular way to access the internet

ACMA Communications 2016-17 report finds that mobile phones are the most popular and frequently used device for internet access and that the trend towards mobile-only communications continues with 6.67 million Australian adults having only a mobile phone and no fixed-line telephone at home.

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Ericsson forecast 1 Billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

Ericsson has released an update on its Mobility Report for Nov 2017. Ericsson forecast that mobile broadband population coverage will grow to over 95% in 2023 and 5G population coverage will reach over 20% in 2023. Higher spectrum bands will be important for 5G and Ericsson forecast 1 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband in 2023.


How will 5G improve network performance

While the technical standards for 5G are still being developed, experts agree that 5G will offer: Latency of less than 1ms; Ability to deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbps and beyond; Energy efficiency in running 1000s of devices; and Improved network capacity by enabling millions of low bandwidth devices to connect simultaneously. Where 4G focussed on providing improved speed and capacity for individual mobile phone users, 5G will enable more industrial applications, and could be a major technological driver in industrial digitalisation. For more information about 5G read our latest report from Deloitte Access Economics. Download the complete report.