Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the Nokia Google collaboration to deliver network slicing capabilities to Android 13 devices, such as Google Pixel 6 (Pro), can provide the network slicing innovations key to unlocking CSP delivery of innovative use case-specific 4G/5G services and applications.
Futurum analyst Michael Diamond discusses OnePlus’s new OnePlus 10T 5G smartphone leveraging Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+1 Gen 1 system-on-chip targeted at premium smartphone users at a compelling price.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how Airtel’s new 5G pacts with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung affirm the rising competitive prospects for the trio across the global 5G ecosystem, including especially 5G RAN solutions, due to factors such as Airtel and the India’s entry into the 5G market, the wide-ranging ban on China-made equipment in key markets, and Open RAN’s evolving readiness for prime time 5G deployments.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Samsung Mediacom 5G FWA deal highlights major ongoing 5G ecosystem developments such as growing cable operator commitment to use 5G FWA to broaden their addressable broadband market, the further boost to Samsung’s credibility as a supplier of 5G network solutions including 5G FWA and vRAN/O-RAN, as well as the critical role CBRS spectrum can play in reducing the digital divide across rural areas.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the power trio of Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Thales can advance the adoption of standardized 5G NTN through testing and validating that LEO satellites can deliver 5G connectivity throughout remote areas and challenging geographic areas such as oceans and dense forests to 5G smartphones effectively ushering in the next incarnation of satellite phones.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why NEC’s acquisition of Aspire Technology strengthen its hand in the nascent Open RAN market segments, boosts sales and marketing prospects for Netcracker, and can help advance integration and interoperability assurances across intricate Open RAN 5G environments.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Qualcomm’s new RFFE portfolio additions including new Wi-Fi 7 FEMs build on its robust presence throughout the handsets segment into new device categories such as automotive and IoT and provides the competitive foundation to attain new revenue growth thresholds as well as bolster overall RFFE portfolio differentiation.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Qualcomm’s acquisition of Cellwize can swiftly elevate Qualcomm’s 5G infrastructure proposition by integrating Cellwize’s cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation technology across its extensive 5G silicon portfolio, using AI-driven RAN automation and orchestration capabilities to help spur mobile network operator deployments in areas such as private networks and Open RAN.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses Lattice Semiconductor’s launch of the Lattice ORAN Solution Stack aimed at providing the secure communications, low-power hardware acceleration, and multi-component synchronization key to bolstering ORAN deployments across disaggregated, open 5G networks as well as fulfilling zero-trust security and eCPRI requirements.
Futurum Research analyst Todd R. Weiss dives into the latest collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm that brings Qualcomm’s FastConnect technologies together with AMD Ryzen CPUs to deliver higher performance to business laptops running Windows 11.