The advent of 5G and the use of medium and higher frequencies have changed the game. Prices seem to have fallen and interventionist actions have increased.
Radio spectrum is a vital asset for MNOs and a key resource for regulators and citizens.
Radio spectrum used by mobile networks (below 3 GHz) has always been scarce, which pushes MNOs to opt for new spectrum usage techniques.
The main reason for spectrum pricing is to promote efficient use of spectrum and to ensure services for all.
- How have spectrum prices evolved over the period 2000-2021?
- How have the components of spectrum pricing changed?
- The market of edge computing is shaping up but no killer app is identified yet. IDATE Digiworld benchmarked 174 deployments as of April 2021 with a predominance of PoCs and tests.
Has 5G changed the spectrum price evolution?Has 5G changed the spectrum price evolution?
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FTTR is expected to disruptively transform home broadband experience
The outbreak of pandemic has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies and placed broadband networks as an key enabler for various digital applications in home, including teleconference, online education, 4K / 8K ultra-high definition video, VR / AR games, etc. Since then the typical requirements of the connected home have evolved. An 8K video stream requires at least 150 Mbps of bandwidth, which is four times more than 4K. Applications such as live streaming, online classes, and live streaming require very low latency, typically 50 milliseconds or less. In addition, home broadband connections need to be capable of supporting multi-service concurrent scenarios. High-quality Internet has become an indispensable part of people's lives, work, and entertainment. Fiber optic cable is the most preferred transmission medium in networks for its superior bandwidth, faster speed, and enhanced reliability. Fiber to the room (FTTR), which extends fiber connectivity from the "last mile" to the "last meter", offers customers a premium full fiber connection, enabling to meet network requirements of various home applications.