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Wireless & Mobile Landscape

Quarterly Trends and Analysis: Q1 2018


Pages: 34

This report, presented in a PowerPoint presentation, outlines the major trends in the U.S. wireless industry in Q1 2018.

The four main themes covered include:

  • Network – general trends about changes in the network as the industry moves to 5G
  • Virtualization – trends relating to NFV, SDN, uCPE, etc.
  • RAN – trends in the industry related to densification, small cells, C-RAN, etc.
  • OTT – Over The Top service trends

The trends and themes covered in this report will be further explored in future quarters. iGR avoided topics that were one-time occurrences and instead focused on events that were part of an ongoing trend.

Key Questions Answered

  • What were the major trends of the wireless and mobile industry during the first quarter of 2018?
  • What major announcements were made by players in the mobile industry?
  • What trends were identified regarding the mobile network, virtualization of the network, RAN, and OTT services?
  • What research and forecasts of iGR support these trends?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators
  • Device OEMs
  • Mobile infrastructure vendors
  • Mobile backhaul services and solutions providers
  • Content providers and distributors
  • Financial and investment analysts.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • A Thought for the Quarter
  • Network
    • Ongoing Fiber Consolidation
    • Ongoing Fiber Builds
    • U.S. Front/Backhaul Links
    • North America Mobile Data Traffic
  • Virtualization
    • Replacing proprietary with generic
    • Demonstrating/Implementing NFV/SDN
  • RAN
    • Spectrum
    • CBRS Hype Ongoing
    • Capacity & Densification
  • OTT
    • Live TV Moving to New Platforms
    • Social Platforms Moving into Video
    • Big operators moving to OTT
    • OTT tipping point
  • Acronyms & Definitions

List of Charts and figures

  • Front/Backhaul Links Deployed to U.S. Cell Sites by Type, 2017-2022
  • Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/Month) in North America, 2017-2022
  • Total CBRS Nodes Deployed, 2017-2022
  • U.S. RAN Network Infrastructure Build Spending, 2017-2027 ($M)
  • Which of the following Internet video services do you subscribe to and/or use?
  • Total Mobile Video and Non-Video Traffic (TB/month), 2016-2021, North America
  • Since you do not have a TV service, how do you watch TV at home?
  • How likely are you to disconnect cable or satellite TV in the next six months?

For additional information on the Quarterly Trends and Analysis: Q1 2018 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.