Futurum’s lead analyst Shelly Kramer dives into the details of AT&T’s recent phone-unlocking malware scheme that cost the telecom giant over $200 million. She also shines a spotlight on the new potential threats that companies of all sizes need to be wary of.
The recent Fiber Connect 2021 event showcased the latest fiber technology innovations and breakthroughs that make fiber the best-suited technology to advance broadband services that fulfill society-wide and economic objectives. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores how major ecosystem players Clearfield, ADTRAN, Radisys, Calix, DZS< and Nokia show why their portfolio’s bolster the fiber business case across the full-spectrum of broadband deployment scenarios, including full-fiber MDU, broadband intelligence, 5G/WiFI, and Combo PON applications, that confirms fiber is the best solution to meet current and emerging broadband demands.
Nokia introduces its iSIM Secure Connect solution with initial marketing emphasis on vendor-agnostic design and streamlining cellular subscription lifecycle management with automation. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Nokia iSIM Secure Connect solution is well-suited to play a key role in making IoT connectivity and networking safer, especially since infection of IoT devices has shot up since 2019, paving the way for 5G mobile and IoT service quality and revenue streams and strengthening Nokia’s competitive hand.
A new report from Strategy Analytics indicates that Samsung and Vivo were the fastest growing 5G smartphone vendors in Q1 2021, but Apple still leads the charge in net units with over 40 million 5G phones shipped to Samsung’s 17 million units. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down four key 5G smartphone market trends confirmed by this report and shares his insights on what these Q1 numbers suggest for the market segment FY2021.
Nokia showcases how application of digital twin technology, in combination with AI/ML engines, can streamlines 5G site deployments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explore how Nokia’s application of digital twin technology to intelligent site engineering counters the digital twinning moves of key mobile networking rivals Huawei and Ericsson as well as a potential alliance with NVIDIA can further strengthen its mobile and digital twin ecosystem credentials.
Sevis Systems’ Trusted Caller ID solution aims to restore enterprise control over broken mobile caller ID experiences. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard walks through Sevis’ Systems new offering and its value proposition of helping enterprises not only achieve significant operating cost savings within their contact centers, but also potentially deliver better customer experiences.
With the launch of T-Mobile WFX unlimited 5G plans, it’s clear that T-Mobile is taking on Verizon and AT&T in the enterprise. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard walks through the T-Mobile offering and T-Mobile’s clear move to take this opportunity to reduce friction and provide businesses with a relatively pain-free alternative and an enterprise-grade unlimited data plan.
The European smartphone market is down 14% year over year in 2020, and Xiaomi and Oppo appear to be gaining on Samsung. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard takes a look at the numbers, the market, and what’s ahead.
In exciting news from CES 2021, Verizon chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg, announced the company is placing massive amounts of computing power right at the edge of its 5G network and partnering with Microsoft and AWS on the deployment of its Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) concept. This effort is part of a collective effort to fuel smart city development and other innovation.
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform expands the company’s portfolio in the budget tier, offering price points at mid- and high-tier levels that seem pretty certain to expand its market share ahead of competitors. This is a smart business strategy for a chipmaker looking to leverage 5G early to accelerate revenue growth with minimal friction from competitors. It’s also a smart ecosystem strategy, as Qualcomm can use this opportunity to prove to handset makers that it can become their single source of 5G mobile SOCs at every price point.