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2019: Open platforms, webscalers and new operators all shook up the 5G map

As is traditional in the last edition of Wireless Watch for the year, we have been looking back over the developments of the past 12 months, and have selected 12 events which we believe will have a significant impact on the mobile industry, either immediately or in the years to come. There is one selection for each month, and collectively, this trip down memory lane highlights 12 of the most important broader trends of the year, as summarized here: January: Merger of OpenFog and IIC bodes ill for operators’ role in the edge market https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/merger-of-openfog-and-iic-bodes-ill-for-operators-role-in-the-edge-market/ Wider theme: Rising importance of edge computing as a corollary of 5G and cloud networks, but rising uncertainty over the role of the operator in…

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