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Why MediaTek’s New Dimensity 9000 May Not Be a Legitimate Premium Mobile Chipset After All

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Futurum senior analyst Olivier Blanchard examines MediaTek’s claim that its new Dimensity 9000 mobile SOC can compete against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 in the premium tier. In addition to outlining some of the key industry hurdles facing MediaTek in its efforts to finally break into the premium tier, Blanchard outlines critical areas in which Dimensity 9000 appears to fall short of delivering premium mobile experiences for OEMs and their customers, namely modem/connectivity, camera/computer vision, AI, and mobile gaming.

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The Broadband Future is Fiberlicious

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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.

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Nokia Eyes Enabling New 5G Mobile and IoT Service Revenue Streams with iSIM Launch

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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.

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New Report Points to Samsung and Vivo as World’s Fastest Growing 5G Smartphone Vendors in Q1 2021

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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.

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Nokia Smartens Up Mobile Site Design with Digital Twin Technology

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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.

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Sevis Systems’ Trusted Caller ID Solution Aims to Restore Enterprise Control Over Broken Mobile Caller ID Experiences

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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.

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T-Mobile WFX Unlimited 5G Plans Take on Verizon and AT&T in The Enterprise

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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.