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inCITES Newsletter No.24

10/08/2018 Telcos are struggling to find compelling 5G use cases; China is the world leader in 5G R&D; Australian 5G spectrum auction to take place in Nov; OpenFiber raises EUR3.5bn for fiber expansion; Samsung to invest USD22bn in AI & 5G; Grey Hats are more common in the UK than elsewhere

inCITES News

inCITES expands the coverage of its proprietary database Prognosis. Prognosis now includes over 110,000 data points, covering over 160 KPIs across 42 European markets for 21 historical and forecast years. inCITES: For more info on our granular mobile and fixed connectivity database, drop us a line at

Mobile Connectivity

Telcos are still looking for compelling 5G use cases Ioannis: inCITES believes that eMBB along with indoor networks in private areas seem to be the cases that will drive initial deployments of 5G networks; in the medium-term, operators will focus on applications that require full-blown 5G capabilities to run, such as extremely low latency China has spent USD24 bn more than US in 5G since 2015, according to a study Australia to auction 5G spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band in November Why MEC is important for 5G? 5G-enabled devices timeline for 2018 and beyond

India: India aims for a 2022 5G launch Indian regulator, TRAI, slashes spectrum prices

7 bidders register their interest in the 5G spectrum auction in Italy Spark New Zealand aims to launch 5G in 2020 Globe Telecom aims to bring 5G to Philippines in 2019 The importance of antenna quality in 5G

Fixed Connectivity

OpenFiber raises EUR3.5 billion (USD4.05 billion) for FTTH expansion in Italy USDA allocates USD97 million for rural broadband expansion in the US Vodafone Germany and Deutsche Telekom upgrade their copper networks using vectoring before migrating to fiber Vodafone Ghana aims to expand its fiber network footprint


Samsung to invest USD22 billion in AI, 5G and automotive electronics components over the next 3 years 53% of executives in the world’s 20 largest operators see no near term business case for 5G, according to a survey Indian telcos’ revenues might decline up to 8% in 2018 due to the ongoing price war 23% of Brits are afraid that their jobs will be lost in the next 10 years due to automation, according to a survey


Cyber security experts that tilt between criminal and legitimate activities (grey hats) are more common in the UK than in other countries Theodoros: Financial reward is one of the most important motives that drive hackers to

engage in cyber criminal activities; fame, revenge and political and religious reasons are amongst other motives as per the findings of the H2020 research project SAINT in which inCITES participates India: Indian regulator, TRAI, proposes tariffs on imported telecom equipment India calls operators to find ways to block social media and news apps in case of misuse

Cyber attack in Singapore is likely linked to foreign governments





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inCITES Newsletter #24  
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