Can India use 5G to improve local vendors’ position in global supply chains?

Posted by Matt Walker  on August 14, 2018

In the six years since India’s last telecom sector reform, operators have made big investments in their networks, the country’s subscriber levels have grown, and prices have declined. 4G is now well established, and fixed line broadband finally has decent pr... READ MORE

Tag(s): India, Vendors, 5G, Capex, Regulations & policy


Indian government’s decision to welcome Huawei for 5G trials receives mixed response

Posted by Subramanian Venkatraman  on January 15, 2019

Indian government’s decision to welcome Huawei for 5G trials receives mixed response  The Indian government’s recent decision to invite Huawei for 5G trials has sparked a debate between two opposing bodies. Indian telecom export body TEPC (or Telecom Equipmen... READ MORE

Tag(s): Telcos, India, 5G, Huawei


Transition to autonomous vehicles poised to have a big impact on telcos

Posted by Matt Walker  on January 18, 2019

I’m one of those people who loves driving, but not picky about the actual car. I’ve driven some rusty, falling-apart junkers in my life, lots of forgettable rentals, and too many SUVs – I like driving them all. As long as I’m not stuck in traffic. What ... READ MORE

Tag(s): Telcos, 5G, Cars


AT&T and Verizon’s 4Q18 results hint at more layoffs as operators gear up for 5G

Posted by Subramanian Venkatraman  on February 13, 2019

The 4Q18 results of the two US wireless biggies AT&T and Verizon suggests that headcount reduction remains a common focus. Both operators need to reduce their debt burden ahead of the 5G push. Some highlights from their financial results: Capex drops as Verizon and A... READ MORE

Tag(s): Capex, Telcos, 5G, Results, AT&T, Verizon