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Greenfield Open RAN deployments take shape
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Support for Open RAN and its ecosystem has grown significantly over the last year. 2021 stands as a critical juncture for Open RAN as the achievements of Japan’s Rakuten Mobile’s commercial deployments are closely monitored and as new open RAN-based networks are launched. This Research Note examines Open RAN implementations… Read more...

Open RAN implications for spectrum strategies and government policies
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Greenfield operators are deploying Open RAN-based networks using frequencies across a range of spectrum bands, including mmWave spectrum. Read more...

Apr 01, 2021
by Richard Handford

Indian operators balked at the high reserve prices for the 700 MHz band, but the telecoms sector may get future opportunities to access the 700 MHz, 3.3 - 3.6 GHz, and unlicensed access to the 6 GHz band. Read more...

The unravelling story of Huawei equipment bans
Jan 21, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

While led by the US, many nations in Europe, and to a lesser degree the Asia Pacific, have moved to ban equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Many of these actions fall short of outright bans, although measures such as strict security requirements and increased government intervention powers effectively constitute de… Read more...

International sanctions against Huawei
Jan 21, 2021
by PolicyTracker

This table shows the actions taken against Huawei in 40 countries. Read more...

Dec 10, 2019
by Richard Handford

Japan has a tradition of close cooperation between industry and government in the mobile industry that, while not fractured, is undergoing some creative tension. Read more...

India (2020)
Dec 09, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Modi government is intent on modernising spectrum policy but its attempts to reduce reserve prices in the upcoming mega-auction are meeting heavy resistance. Read more...

Reliance Jio Infocomm – the one-off that can be repeated
Jan 29, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Indian operator is frequently name-checked as a model for successfully breaking into a mobile market with its straight-to-4G, data-only strategy. But Reliance Jio Infocomm looks like a one-off: finding another visionary, billionaire backer like Mukesh Ambani, willing to invest a significant chunk of his capital in spectrum and infrastructure… Read more...

India (2019)
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

The Indian regulator is planning a major 5G auction soon, but the country's mobile operators are currently in no hurry to spend big money on more spectrum. Two of the three biggest operators - Vodafone and Idea Cellular - have now completed a merger. Read more...

India: population density map and data
Oct 03, 2018
by Chetan Chauhan-Sims

India's population is widely dispersed across the country, where only a small proportion of the population lives in areas with a low population density (less than 25 people per km2). Almost half of the population live in 'built-up' areas which are widely spread around the country but concentrated mostly in… Read more...