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Webinars

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.

Available 1 February 2023

Rethink Wireless: Nokia and Ericsson FY2022, Cellular V2X

  • Caroline (00:30 – 15:15) takes a look at Nokia’s recent Q4 and FY2022 report, contrasting it with Ericsson’s performance over the same period. She also gives an outlook for 2023 and beyond in terms of opportunities for the respective vendors.
  • Phil (15:15 – 31:30) gives a rundown of V2X communications developments over the past decade, in particular how these developments became intertwined with autonomous driving. Issues with V2X SideLink, or Direct Mode, are also discussed.
  • Webinar Details

    In this episode of Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss Nokia’s FY2022 report, and the state of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity.

    • Caroline (00:30 – 15:15) takes a look at Nokia’s recent Q4 and FY2022 report, contrasting it with Ericsson’s performance over the same period. She also gives an outlook for 2023 and beyond in terms of opportunities for the respective vendors.
    • Phil (15:15 – 31:30) gives a rundown of V2X communications developments over the past decade, in particular how these developments became intertwined with autonomous driving. Issues with V2X SideLink, or Direct Mode, are also discussed.

    Hosted by Luc Braun.

    The Wireless Watch articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    Nokia moves from acceleration towards scale as it reports strong 2022 results

    Cellular-V2X is still work in progress in enabling automotive change

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Existing Webinars

Available 26 January 2023

  • Caroline (00:25 – 17:30) takes a look at the state of 5G SA deployments, and illuminates some of the concerns network operators in the UK, Germany and US have voiced with regard to revenues.
  • Phil (17:30 – 35:40) meanwhile talks about alternative monetization models, stressing the need to move away from traditional, mobile data centric strategies.
  • Webinar Details

    In this Episode of Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss some issues around 5G monetization.

    • Caroline (00:25 – 17:30) takes a look at the state of 5G SA deployments, and illuminates some of the concerns network operators in the UK, Germany and US have voiced with regard to revenues.
    • Phil (17:30 – 35:40) meanwhile talks about alternative monetization models, stressing the need to move away from traditional, mobile data centric strategies.

    Hosted by Luc Braun.

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    • https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/5g-monetization-requires-shift-from-crude-data-pricing-to-slas-and-use-cases/
    • https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/mnos-struggle-with-5g-sa-case-as-vodafone-calls-for-government-help/
    • https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/german-mnos-call-for-600-mhz-to-be-freed-up-for-5g-but-not-via-auction/

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 18 January 2023

Rethink Wireless: Cellnex's new growth strategy, and 5G gaming at CES and beyond

Caroline (00:30 – 16:00) takes a look at towerco Cellnex’s diversified growth model following the announcement of the departure of its highly successful long-term CEO and founder, Tobias Martinez.

Phil (16:00 – 26:50) discusses some impressions on gaming at 5G, and falling latencies in 5G networks around the world, and potential implications live betting.

  • Webinar Details

    In this Episode of Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss Cellnex’s new growth strategy and 5G gaming at CES and beyond.

    Caroline (00:30 – 16:00) takes a look at towerco Cellnex’s diversified growth model following the announcement of the departure of its highly successful long-term CEO and founder, Tobias Martinez.

    Phil (16:00 – 26:50) discusses some impressions on gaming at 5G, and falling latencies in 5G networks around the world, and potential implications live betting.

    Hosted by Luc Braun.

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    Cellnex will embark on its radical new growth strategy without its CEO

    Gaming gains appeal beyond dedicated users as 5G cuts latency

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 14 December 2022

Rethink Wireless: Airtel-Meta deal, and Qualcomm and Swisscom FWA

Caroline (00:30 – 14:00) takes a look at the different aspects, Open RAN, subsea cables, and communications platform-as-a-service, of a recent cooperation announcement between Bharti Airtel and Meta.
Phil (14:00 – 25:30) discusses the state of FWA around the world, taking Swisscom’s commencement of its FWA service offerings, and a newly released Qualcomm FWA radio as inspiration.
  • Webinar Details
    In this episode of Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss a recently announced cooperation agreement between Bharti Airtel and Meta, and some developments in the Fixed Wireless Access space, driven by Qualcomm and Swisscom.
    Caroline (00:30 – 14:00) takes a look at the different aspects, Open RAN, subsea cables, and communications platform-as-a-service, of a recent cooperation announcement between Bharti Airtel and Meta.
    Phil (14:00 – 25:30) discusses the state of FWA around the world, taking Swisscom’s commencement of its FWA service offerings, and a newly released Qualcomm FWA radio as inspiration.
    Hosted by Luc Braun.
    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:
    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/meta-expands-indian-influence-with-far-reaching-airtel-alliance/
    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/swisscom-unveils-enterprise-fwa-service-amid-spate-european-launches/
    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/qualcomm-ups-fwa-ante-with-compact-5g-ran-platform/
    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:
    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/
    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]
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Available 8 December 2022

Rethink Wireless: De-Globalisation and South Korea revokes mmWave licenses.

  • Caroline (00:35 – 14:30) takes a look at some of the developments and trends to be expected from the reignition of global geopolitical conflict and potential regional instability.
  • Phil (14:30 – 32:56) uses the South Korean government’s decision to cancel spectrum licenses in the 28GHz band as an opportunity to evaluate the state of mmWave deployments and strategies around the world.
  • Webinar Details

    In this episode of Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss the consequences of an increasingly de-globalized world for the wireless industry, and a decision by the South Korean government to revoke mmWave spectrum licenses.

    • Caroline (00:35 – 14:30) takes a look at some of the developments and trends to be expected from the reignition of global geopolitical conflict and potential regional instability.
    • Phil (14:30 – 32:56) uses the South Korean government’s decision to cancel spectrum licenses in the 28GHz band as an opportunity to evaluate the state of mmWave deployments and strategies around the world.

    Hosted by Luc Braun.

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    Mobile industry will be reshaped by decline of globalization

    South Korea cancels 28 GHz licences amid frustration over slow progress

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website: https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 30 November 2022

Rethink Wireless: CBRS fights and Sierra's vision for WiFi-5G coexistence

  • Caroline (0:35 – 17:00) takes a look at the arguments for and against an expansion of the US’ CBRS shared spectrum project to include new spectrum bands.
  • Phil (17:00 – 32:00) meanwhile returns to one of his favourite topics, WiFi standards evolution and 5G coexistence. Sierra Wireless’ new dual-use modem promises the arrival of WiFi and cellular for use in law enforcement, emergency services, retail and public transport.
  • Webinar Details

    In this episode of Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss an ongoing conflict around the US’ CBRS spectrum sharing project, and Sierra Wireless’ vision for 5G/WiFi combined use cases.

    Caroline (0:35 – 17:00) takes a look at the arguments for and against an expansion of the US’ CBRS shared spectrum project to include new spectrum bands.

    Phil (17:00 – 32:00) meanwhile returns to one of his favourite topics, WiFi standards evolution and 5G coexistence. Sierra Wireless’ new dual-use modem promises the arrival of WiFi and cellular for use in law enforcement, emergency services, retail and public transport.

    Hosted by Luc Braun.

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    Disputes rage around CBRS as supporters lobby to expand the scheme

    Sierra Wireless promotes WiFi/5G coexistence for new use cases

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 7 November 2022

Rethink Wireless: FYUZ and WiFi 7 standards

  • Caroline Gabriel gives her overall impressions from FYUZ (00:45 – 06:25)
  • Caroline Gabriel goes into depth on Vodafone’s search for macro Open RAN partners (06:25 – 21:26), mainly Nokia, and what implications this might have for the wider Open RAN ecosystem. 
  • Phil Hunter (21:40 – 35:40) shares some insights and opinions regarding the WiFi vs 5G cellular rivalry in the context of a freshly released report by the WBA.
  • Webinar Details

    For this episode of the Rethink Wireless, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter discuss the recent FYUZ summit and a report on projected adoption rates of WiFi 7 by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). 

    • Caroline gives both her overall impressions from FYUZ (00:45 – 06:25), and goes into depth on Vodafone’s search for macro Open RAN partners (06:25 – 21:26), mainly Nokia, and what implications this might have for the wider Open RAN ecosystem. 
    • Phil (21:40 – 35:40) on the other hand shares some insights and opinions regarding the WiFi vs 5G cellular rivalry in the context of a freshly released report by the WBA.

    Hosted by Luc Braun. 

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/vodafone-endorses-nokia-as-most-advanced-european-o-ran-vendor/

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/wba-prepares-for-wifi-7-marketing-onslaught-ahead-of-2024-deployments/

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 4 November 2022

Rethink Wireless: 3GPP Release 18, blessings for the Nordics, and satellite convergence at MWC Las Vegas

  • Caroline Gabriel (00:58 – 14:40) takes a look at how the traditional RAN equipment vendors, Nokia and Ericsson, but also Huawei, may take advantage of advanced use cases emerging out of the 5G Advanced standards releases (Rel. 18 – 20).
  • Phil Hunter (14:40 – 23:25) on the other hand discusses the topic of satellite-cellular convergence at MWC Las Vegas, highlighting some key partnerships and collaborations coming out of the convention.
  • Webinar Details

    In this episode, principal analysts Caroline Gabriel and Phil Hunter talk about the upcoming 3GPP Release 18 standards and satellite convergence at MWC Las Vegas.

    Caroline (00:58 – 14:40) takes a look at how the traditional RAN equipment vendors, Nokia and Ericsson, but also Huawei, may take advantage of advanced use cases emerging out of the 5G Advanced standards releases (Rel. 18 – 20).

    Phil (14:40 – 23:25) on the other hand discusses the topic of satellite-cellular convergence at MWC Las Vegas, highlighting some key partnerships and collaborations coming out of the convention.

    Hosted by Luc Braun. 

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/neps-will-retain-power-if-they-can-make-5g-release-18-truly-meaningful/

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/mwc-las-vegas-satellite-convergence-fwa-and-o-ran-top-the-bill/

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website:

    https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/

    To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 25 October 2022

Rethink Wireless: Dish divests Boost MVNO assets, and automotive chips logistics

  • Caroline uses a potential Dish Network plan to divest its Boost MVNO assets to explore new network ownership and business models.
  • Phil delves further into the world of automotive chips, this time taking a look at changes to automotive chip supply chains and logistics.
  • Webinar Details

    In this episode of Rethink Wireless, Rethink Technology Research’s analysts, Caroline Gabriel, Phil Hunter, and Luc Braun talk about some changes coming to the wireless communications market.

    Caroline uses a potential Dish Network plan to divest its Boost MVNO assets to explore new network ownership and business models.

    Phil delves further into the world of automotive chips, this time taking a look at changes to automotive chip supply chains and logistics.

    The articles discussed can be found on our website here:

    • https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/dish-may-divest-boost-which-would-strengthen-its-5g-business-case/
    • https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/hyundai-develops-5g-module-as-auto-industry-reshapes-supply-chain/

    For more analyses, check out our Wireless Watch weekly publication, and in-depth research reports on our website: https://rethinkresearch.biz/product/wireless-watch/ To request a trial and for other enquiries, contact John Constant here: [email protected]

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Available 15 December 2020

Open RAN adoption patterns and forecast

Open RAN adoption patterns webinar with John Constant and Caroline Gabriel

– A twenty minute overview of our forecast.
– An extended Q&A session

  • Webinar Details

    There is considerable momentum behind open, disaggregated RAN architectures in 2020. Operators are looking for more cost-effective and agile networks, and access to broader ecosystems and innovation bases to facilitate their move to virtualized platforms. But there is also a significant dose of hype, and some operators are calling for a reality check in terms of how soon the emerging open platforms (and suppliers) will be ready for the extraordinary demands of a full-scale 5G macro network with a heavy traffic load coupled with very low latency and very high quality of service requirements.

    This webinar which is invite only covers the findings of our latest report which sets out a best and worst case forecast for deployments of open RAN in the period to 2026, and analyzes the factors that will influence the speed with which mainstream adoption takes place in various operator groups, regions and business models.

    The Webinar will consist of the following:

    – A twenty minute overview of our forecast.
    – A Q&A session

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Available 25 August 2020

Small Cells Drive Microwave Backhaul Boom

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 3.30 PM and is approximately 40 minutes long.

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

  • Webinar Details

    An invite only webinar hosted by Caroline Gabriel, Phil hunter and John Constant – The webinar will give an overview of our latest forecast and provide an opportunity for Q&A.

    Backhaul will be even more critical for MNO competitiveness and ability to meet rising customer expectations in the 5G era than it has been under 4G. With rapid expansion in spectrum, support for a greater diversity in use cases and extra layers of complexity all driving growth in capacity of backhaul links and changes in architectures, as radio functions separate from baseband signal processing enabling both to scale independently.

    The drive for higher bit rates and capacity will accelerate growth of small cells that cut the distance between radio units and User Equipment (UE) and that will be the main driver of backhaul links over the next six years. This with the drive for higher bit rates and capacity will accelerate growth of small cells that cut the distance between radio units and UE which will be the main driver of backhaul links over the next six years is reflected in the latest RAN Research forecast and analysis of global backhaul trends until 2026 covering a major period of transition from 4G to 5G in most regions.

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Available 4 June 2020

Private networks and shared spectrum - making the 5G enterprise a reality

This webinar was held on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 3.00 PM and is approximately 40 minutes long.

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

  • Webinar Details

    This webinar will give an overview of our latest forecast.

    While most enterprises and industries have aspirations to use cellular connectivity to support programmes to make processes more digital and efficient, too few can access networks which are fully reliable, let alone optimized for particular requirements such as low latency. Fewer than half of enterprises say that mobile quality of service is adequate, and only about XX% would trust cellular networks with critical communications.

    This report argues that four trends, if well supported by regulators, operators and the broader ecosystem, can deliver high quality mobile connectivity – 4G and later 5G – to all kinds of industries and public sector organizations, in a way that is affordable both for the enterprises and the service providers. Those four enablers are:

    • Spectrum and other support for greater diversity of operators to complement MNO activities, since MNOs often find specialized enterprise requirements are at odds with their business model. Alternative providers include private network operators, neutral hosts and enterprise integrators.

    • Shared spectrum, a key factor in enabling new service providers and lowering barriers to entry.

    • Self-contained RAN and core technologies, often virtualized, are emerging, allowing enterprises and their partners to have full control of cellular connectivity, including aspects such as access control. New open architectures will further reduce costs and lower barriers to new providers.

    • Co-investment across ecosystem will be essential, with the costs and rewards split between enterprises, operators and other partners.

    This report tracks and forecasts the development of these trends so far.

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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.

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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.

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