Datapoint – Planned Network Sunsets

Did you know that 2023 is shaping up to be the year of network sunsets? We’ve already witnessed a total of 12 sunsets from 11 operators, including big names like Telkomsel and Telia-Denmark, and there are another 49 sunsets expected in the coming months.

With continuous usage of 2G networks for IoT, public and emergency services, operators are more likely to sunset their 3G services. But how many operators are planning to phased out their old-generation networks in the near future? Will the customers be impacted by this?

Listen on to the datapoint from Yashika Shankar, Research Analyst to hear how many operators are planning to sunset 2G and 3G services before 2030.

You can learn more about network sunsets through our Spectrum Navigator tool here.

Datapoint – MWC Las Vegas Preview

As we count down the days to MWC Las Vegas 2023, join our experts Tim Hatt and Peter Jarich as they sit down to discuss the upcoming event. Gain valuable insights into what’s in store and why this event is a must-attend for anyone in the mobile technology industry.

Meet the Hosts:

  • Peter Jarich – Head of GSMA Intelligence
  • Tim Hatt – Head of Research and Consulting

In the lead-up to this year’s MWC in Las Vegas, our analysts provide you with a sneak peek into the exciting topics and trends that will be in the spotlight:

  1. 5G Monetisation: Explore innovative strategies for capitalising on the 5G revolution and its impact on businesses.
  2. Enterprise Transformation: Dive into the digitization story and learn how it’s reshaping enterprises across the globe.
  3. Sustainability: Discover how sustainability is taking center stage in the mobile technology ecosystem and its implications for the industry.
  4. Non-Terrestrial Networks: Get ahead of the curve by exploring new network models and partnerships beyond our terrestrial boundaries.

Data Point – AI in Smartphones

Hear expert insights from Lead Analyst Anshu Goel in this datapoint created from our latest report “Advanced AI set to infiltrate smartphones, from hardware to software to apps” which you can download here.

Key insights include:

  1. Discover the impact of AI models on hyper-personalisation, accessibility, and security for an enhanced user experience.
  2. Learn how AI is bringing fresh functionalities to mobile apps in media, productivity, education, health, and beyond.
  3. Explore how advanced AI is revolutionising chipsets, boosting efficiency, and introducing innovations like virtual smart sensors.

Data Point – Global 5G Adoption

The total 5G connections in June 2023 grew to more than 1 billion, which is a lot faster than previous network technologies. But which region leads in 5G adoption and how will the global 5g adoptions vary and evolve with growing digitisation?

Watch this week’s datapoint with Pranjali Katiyar (Senior Research Analyst) to learn about the status of 5G in different regions of the world.

Datapoint – Digital Gaming Moves Up a Level

Consumers continue to increase their engagement in digital gaming with 58% of adults playing games on any device at least once per week.

Our latest gaming report provides insights into areas such as gaming engagement, smartphone gaming, gaming on consoles and XR devices, free versus paid-for gaming, gaming subscriptions, gaming mobile bundling, gaming as a 5G use case, live gaming (including esports), gaming as a metaverse activity and impact of advanced AI on gaming.

Datapoint from Anshu Goel – Lead Analyst

Download the report here

MWC Shanghai Recording – Introduction to 5G mWave: State of the Market & What to Expect Next

Over the last year, in the wake of recent deployments, there has been considerable global progress in 5G mmWave technology.  5G mmWave promises the potential to offer huge benefits to businesses and consumers by delivering significant improvements to bandwidth, speed and responsiveness, particularly in densely populated and high-capacity areas, such as public transport hubs like airports and train stations, entertainment venues and sport stadiums.

Watch the recording from MWC Shanghai 2023, with Pau Castells from GSMA Intelligence from the 5G Futures Summit Session 1 – 5G mmWave: Accelerating the Power of 5G.

Data Point – The Role of Drones in the Development of our Future Economy & Society

Drones are primed to be a key asset in the development of our future economy –part of the 5G contribution of 5% to GDP by 2030 – and society. Success requires advanced communications (such as 4G/5G), technological development, commercial demand and investment – but also clear and workable regulation.

How do the leading countries compare on their readiness score for drone success? And, what can be done for nations further behind to catch up?

Tim Hatt – Head of Research and Consulting, GSMA Intelligence

Download the full report HERE

Data point – The Impact of ICT Investments on the digital economy

The Impact of ICT Investments on the digital economy By 2030, 5G alone is expected to result in an additional global GDP value-add of US $960 Billion.

GSMA Intelligence’s latest research, made in collaboration with The Economist Studios and Huawei, examines the impact of ICT investments on the economy, outlining the vital role of mobile technology in driving economic growth and reshaping industries.

Download the full report HERE

Data Point – Connectivity Gaps in Latin America

Bridging the connectivity gap is the next challenge of telecom public policy makers in Latin America.

In this Data Point, Facundo Rattel, GSMA Intelligence shares the latest data on coverage and usage gap in the region, alongside the investment required to achieve universal 4G connectivity.

Download this report for all the insights

MWC Shanghai 2023 Recording – Pablo

Introduction to the 5G Futures Summit and 5G mmWave Session, with Pablo Iacopino.

Over the last year, in the wake of recent deployments, there has been considerable global progress in 5G mmWave technology.  5G mmWave promises the potential to offer huge benefits to businesses and consumers by delivering significant improvements to bandwidth, speed and responsiveness, particularly in densely populated and high-capacity areas, such as public transport hubs like airports and train stations, entertainment venues and sport stadiums.