China is making significant moves towards widespread uptake of remote SIM provisioning and eSIM technology with progress made by operators, vendors and manufacturers to drive use in smartwatches and the IoT sectors, a new GSMA Intelligence (GSMAi) report found.
As commercial deployment of 5G networks begins, LTE, a foundation network in the 5G era, has ushered in another round of explosive growth. China Mobile obtained an FDD license in 2018 and will roll out FDD-LTE networks across China. In February 2019, China Unicom completed a tender for 416,000 LTE base stations to improve network coverage on the 900 MHz band and expand site capacity, laying a foundation for 5G deployment.
Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the release of a new report highlighting the significant progress made by Chinese mobile operators, vendors and manufacturers in adopting Remote SIM Provisioning and eSIM technologies. The in-depth report which is titled “eSIM in China: the road ahead” and was prepared by GSMA Intelligence in partnership with the Telecommunication Terminal Industry Forum Association (TAF), draws on fresh insights from China’s three mobile operators – China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom – as well other companies from the wider mobile ecosystem1and highlights developments particularly in the consumer electronics and IoT sectors.
More details about what companies are planning for 5G — the next-generation cellular technology that promises significantly faster data transfer speeds — are falling into place.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm (QCOM – Get Report) debuted 5G networking chips for a range of products, including personal computers. Last week, the chipmaker also announced a 5G modem for phones and other devices, called Snapdragon X55 5G.
Saleha Riaz discusses the headlines with guests Matthew Iji, Senior Manager, GSMA Intelligence; Angela Ashenden, Principal Analyst – Enterprise Research, CCS Insight; and Rushabh Doshi, Research Manager, Canalys.
We are in the age of hyper-connectivity, with 5.1 billion mobile subscribers and 8 billion mobile connections worldwide. With 4G now emerging as the dominant technology, and 5G launches well underway, the mobile economy is larger than ever before, accounting for 4.6% of global GDP.
With the evolution of 5G networks, emerging tech such as AI is expected to mainstream – everything from smart speakers in homes, to robotics in industry. So how does this evolution translate into economic gains? And are there risks or barriers which must be addressed in order for the global economy to benefit?
- Mayuran Sivakumaran, Senior Economist, GSMA Intelligence
- Davide Strusani, Principal Economist for Telecoms, Media, Technology, Venture Capital and Funds, The World Bank Group
- Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government and Industry Relations (Europe and Latin America), Ericsson
- Alex Zhang, VP of Wireless Marketing, Huawei
Barcelona: 5G is on track to account for 15 per cent of global mobile connections by 2025, as the number of 5G network launches and compatible devices ramps up this year, according to a new GSMA report. The 2019 global edition of the GSMA’s flagship Mobile Economy report series – published today at MWC Barcelona 2019 – reveals that a further 16 major markets worldwide will switch on commercial 5G networks this year, following on from the first 5G launches in South Korea and the US in 2018. It is calculated that mobile operators worldwide are currently investing around $160 billion per year (capex) on expanding and upgrading their networks, despite regulatory and competitive pressures.
Join host Justin Springham in this panel discussion to review the Show Daily headlines on Day One of MWC19 Barcelona.
- James Robinson, Senior Analyst, GSMA Intelligence
- Ben Wood, Chief of Research, CCS Insight
- Nicole Peng, Senior Director – Mobility, Canalys
The Head of GSMA Intelligence joins Justin Springham in the studio to preview the week ahead on the Sunday before MWC19 Barcelona.
GSMA Intelligence conducted an IoT Enterprise survey at the end of 2018, collecting insights from over 2,000 enterprises across 14 markets. The survey looked at companies of 20+ employees, in order to capture perspectives from both small and large enterprise.
The first survey results were featured in Mobile World Live’s Show Daily at MWC19 Barcelona. The infographic can be downloaded here. GSMA subscribers also have exclusive access to an in-depth analysis ‘IoT in business? The enterprise voice on the adoption choice’.