White Papers




White Papers

WHITE PAPER / Dec 2021 / AI, Machine Learning, Video
AI will become an essential part of our lives in the next few years, with the promise of delivering super-intelligent computers that exceed human analytical abilities. This is, however, several years away; indeed, the industry has only just embarked upon understanding what’s possible.  Arguably the hype surrounding AI thus far...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2021 / ABI, Sustainability
The topic of sustainability has never been higher on the societal agenda than it is today. On one hand, the United Nation’s (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all of its 195 member states in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for long-term peace and prosperity around the world....
WHITE PAPER / Oct 2021 / ORAN
Open radio access network (Open RAN) technology has emerged as an important focus for the mobile industry over the past 18 months. Its rapid rise to prominence reflects strong interest from many mobile carriers seeking to reduce their reliance on a very small number of traditional technology suppliers and to...
WHITE PAPER / Apr 2021
In total, new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things will save approaching 1.8 PWh of electricity in 2030, and an additional 3.5 PWh of (hydrocarbon) fuel use, resulting in total savings of 5.3 PWh of energy. Offset against this benefit is 653TWh of electricity consumption required...
WHITE PAPER / Dec 2020 / MWL, Sustainability
Sustainability and the impact of energy consumption on the climate are becoming urgent issues for the wireless industry. To assess how energy considerations will affect mobile networks and whether emerging technologies can help to minimise the industry’s energy footprint, Mobile World Live conducted an international online survey of mobile industry...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2020 / ABI, Sustainability
The mobile telecommunications industry is one of the richest business sectors in recent times. With 5.3 billion users and US$1.38 trillion service revenues, ABI Research estimates that the sector contributed 5.2% to the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019. Indeed, each mobile network generation, including 2G, 3G, and 4G,...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2020 / Futuresource, Sustainability
The world has witnessed significant change since the dawn of the industrial revolution. Life expectancy has more than doubled; travel across the planet can happen in less than a day; loved ones can be reached via a video screen and vast quantities of information can be accessed at the touch...
WHITE PAPER / Jun 2020
The immense video streaming market is already laying the groundwork for high-volume, high-bandwidth content potential, so the onset of cloud gaming excitement was not a surprise. The gaming market is responsible for more than US$150 billion in revenue overall. Any new service or technology that can tap into even a...
WHITE PAPER / May 2020
5G will go beyond today’s consumer-oriented enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services to enable use cases for vertical industries that will leverage Massive Machine-type Communication (MMTC) and UltraReliable LowLatency Communication (URLLC) applications. To understand the size and scope of the opportunity for 5G in industrial applications, Mobile World Live (MWL) conducted...
WHITE PAPER / Dec 2019 / ABI, Video
Streaming media continues to reach more areas of consumers’ daily lives and as these markets mature attention begins shifting to new opportunities; opportunities that bring additional value, but also engender new technical hurdles and challenges. This white paper explores the impacts of future streaming media trends and the technical considerations...
WHITE PAPER / Sep 2019
The automotive domain is in transition from a driver focus towards autonomous-system-based mobility. This transition is being taken even further with the development of cooperative driving, where (semi) autonomous vehicles (AVs) are cooperating in executing various driving functions. With the increase in IT-based functions in autonomous and cooperative driving, a...
WHITE PAPER / Jul 2019 / ABI
The arrival of YouTube in 2005, followed by Apple’s first iPhone in 2007, and Google’s Android platform in 2008, serves as the preamble to what has become a two-screen video market. A decade and a half might seem like a long period of time, but put into context of television’s...
WHITE PAPER / May 2019 / SDX, 5G
The fifth generation of mobile networks, commonly known as 5G, holds a lot of promise. Historically, 2G brought us mobile voice, while 3G introduced us to mobile data. 4G and LTE enabled usable mobile broadband services and now 5G is supposed to unlock further value from our mobile networks with...
WHITE PAPER / May 2019 / abi, whitepaper
The global economy is experiencing rapid changes during the first years of the 21st century, with new technologies, concepts, and behaviors now changing the way we live and work. Blockchain, self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence, and machine learning, Three-Dimensional (3D) printing, and Augmented Reality (AR) are just a few examples of...
WHITE PAPER / Mar 2019
Light Reading, Heavy Reading, and ATIS are excited to present the results of a study we executed in collaboration with our sponsors. We joined forces to explore the key factors that will empower the future network-enabled communications and cloud markets. Our survey examined the critical factors, both technological and market-related...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2018 / 5G
As operators prepare for 5G service launch around the globe, the industry has a reasonable view of how the initial generation of 5G products and services will look and is moving forward with confidence. What’s still unknown is just how great will be 5G’s global impact. According to a recent...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2018
To research the future of the Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile World Live conducted an online survey of 393 people in the mobile industry – one of the largest IoT surveys to date - on behalf of InterDigital. The survey yielded a wealth of data, some of it confirming views...
WHITE PAPER / Oct 2018 / 5G
Originally conducted in the Spring of 2018, The TelecomTV 5G EVOLVED AND DEFINED survey highlights to what extent CSP/telco opinions depart from those of Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) and software vendors.  The results underline major findings found by splitting respondents into two groups to compare side-by-side. 
WHITE PAPER / Oct 2018
The Mobile Operator Innovation Map showcases how the world’s top operators are fostering, investing in and supporting innovation. After surveying and researching top operators from across the globe, we classified operator innovation efforts into four categories. Some operators are particularly strong in research, whilst others have great internal innovation cultures....
WHITE PAPER / Jul 2018 / ar/vr, innovation partners
Augmented Reality (AR) is a concept and a set of technologies for merging of real and virtual elements to produce new visualizations – typically a video – where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. Most AR applications support real-time interaction with content (AR scene with virtual...