Mallinson: A golden age for mobile broadband and smartphones

Keith MallinsonMobile phones are the fastest-growing consumer product category ever. In 2008, sales of 1.2 billion devices generated an astounding $150 billion in revenues. But mobile device vendors and other players in the market will need to find new opportunities in the coming years to remain competitive, argues WiseHarbor analyst Keith Mallinson. Indeed, new whiz-bang technologies such as HSPA+, MIMO and LTE are not sufficient to prop up revenues threatened by sluggish replacement cycles and price competition, he notes. Thus, incumbents need to diversify if they are to deliver growth in the latter half of the decade, following the current bonanza in smartphones and mobile broadband devices. Commentary

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Live webinar on 27th Jan 2021: Voice over 5G – evolution, deployment, technology and testing aspects

Voice services have been reality since decades and the industry wants to continue their success story in wireless networks also with 5G. Find out the technology aspects behind incorporating voice services in 5G networks and outlines possible deployment scenarios. To achieve best user experience, we will also demonstrate how to test voice capabilities of 5G smartphones in different deployment scenarios by using the unique R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester and the R&S®CMsquares 5G test software solution from Rohde & Schwarz.