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Rethink Research runs a series of webinars as an extra service to bring us closer to all of our customers. When logged into our website, customers can access past webinars.

Existing Webinars

Available 9 April 2020

5G RAN and core migration strategies with Caroline Gabriel

This webinar was held on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 3.00 PM and is approximately 30 minutes long.

Non-subscribers may request access from John Constant [email protected]

  • Webinar Details

    The array of deployment options for 5G is bewildering, and an operator’s timing to adopt new technologies will have a profound effect on its commercial outcome.

    This webinar answers the question, “Is it better to be a Tortoise or a Hare when it comes to diving into these key 5G choices?”

    Should a Mobile Network Operator install the most advanced 5G features as soon as they become available, or wait until platforms are more stable and mature? What is the optimal timing to adopt the 5G core, and move to full cloud operation?

    Rethink Technology Research has surveyed 86 service providers about their deployment strategies, covering a combination of converged telcos; mobile-first operators; and alternative deployers with greenfield mobile businesses and no legacy networks. In each case they have discussed their plans and priorities, and their key business drivers.

    The resulting forecast is part of Rethink’s RAN Research service and this webinar gives headline conclusions and some insight into their thinking.

Available 12 February 2020

RAN investment growth will rely on alternative deployers

This webinar was held on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 3.00 PM and is approximately 30 minutes long.

Non-subscribers may request access from John Constant [email protected]

  • Webinar Details

    This webinar is an illustration of the content of a forecast in our RAN Research series from our head of research Caroline Gabriel. Between now and 2025, Mobile Network Operators will spend $51.8bn in building new networks, and 43% of that will be invested by alternative operators.

    This will happen because the need for connectivity for applications such as autonomous fleets or deliveries, manufacturing and others, has already driven a surge in private LTE networks, which will be deployed and run by a variety of organizations, from integrators to specialist private operators, enterprises to MNOs themselves.

    This report forecasts spend across all equipment types, not just Macro spending, but also all forms of Micro base stations, and new Mini-Macro formats. Cumulatively through the period, new and alternative operators will deploy 978,000 macro and micro base stations, and will finally kickstart widespread adoption of small cells.