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WHITE PAPER / Apr 2024
5G has excelled in the consumer domain and 5G-Advanced is now being designed with enterprise-specific features that will allow enterprise success. These include Reduced Capability (RedCap), ambient Internet of Things (IoT), network improvements for Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR), more use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout the network, and...
WHITE PAPER / Dec 2023
Since the standard was finalised a decade ago, HEVC has been on a slow but steady journey to become one of the leading video codecs. HEVC’s adoption may not have been as rapid as the developers of the codec originally anticipated. Nevertheless, there is evidence that adoption of the codec...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2023 / 5G
5G has reached significant commercial and technical milestones. However, so far, its focus remains primarily on Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and fixed wireless applications. As per the IMT-2020 vision, 5G should be oriented toward a variety of new applications and business prospects, going beyond just mobile broadband. It is noteworthy...
WHITE PAPER / Aug 2023
Extended Reality (XR) is a broad term encapsulating a spectrum of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) experiences that capture audio, video, haptic, and kinesthetic data into one scene representation to seamlessly blend interactions in the virtual and physical world. Whether it be AR leveraging transparent...
WHITE PAPER / Apr 2023 / Video
Video codecs play an integral, yet often underappreciated, role in digital video. Since the 1980s, they have remained a crucial but sometimes overlooked element of the software stack. The most successful persist in the market for a long time, enjoying a lifespan in excess of 20, or even 30, years....
WHITE PAPER / Mar 2023 / 6G, Wireless
What defines a good versus a bad sensory experience –particularly if you want to charge a premium for it? That’s a difficult question when physical, digital and virtual worlds merge. It depends on a human’s subjective perceptions as well as a network’s capabilities. Human-centered quality metrics are urgently needed to...
WHITE PAPER / Dec 2022
5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the breakthrough technologies of this decade. The combination of these technologies will serve as a catalyst to many other emerging areas and will pave the way for a variety of new business opportunities in the consumer and enterprise segments, otherwise not possible with existing...
WHITE PAPER / Nov 2022
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the earth’s atmosphere have grown exponentially since the 1950s leading to damaging ecological, physical and health impacts worldwide. Seven of these GHGs contribute directly towards climate change: they include carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) – which arguably are the most well-known – alongside hydrofluorocarbons...
WHITE PAPER / Aug 2022
5G is now a mainstream technology and a global success with nearly 1 billion subscribers already enjoying the high speeds the new generation offers. Previous generations created the applications and the hunger for high-speed connectivity on the go, and 5G is building on those to deliver high-quality, faster, and more...
WHITE PAPER / Apr 2022
5G networks will become commonplace within the next five years, expected to deliver on multiple promises of gigabit speeds, ultra-low latency, higher reliability and improved density in device connectivity. Going far beyond traditional communications and Internet connectivity on smartphones, 5G offers the potential for entirely new applications, many of which...
WHITE PAPER / Feb 2022 / 6G, ABI, 6GWorld
Cellular technology evolution across multiple generations has consistently sustained the global economic growth. Each of these generations has uniquely contributed to boosting the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by addressing key industry pain-points and enabling new business opportunities not possible with previous generation networks. 6G will not be an exception...
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...