Starting your journey to 5G core: insights from Asia-Pacific

11 April 2022

Before rolling out 5G, every service provider needs a clear network evolution strategy that takes their business objectives and market conditions into account.

Ludvig Landgren, head of digital services, market area southeast Asia, Oceania and India, explains how customers in Asia-Pacific region began their journey to 5G and how individual objectives shaped their path

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25 years… and counting

08 April 2022

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

As I sit to write this column more than one-twelfth of 2022 has already become history. The year is a significant one for GVF as it is the organisation’s Silver Anniversary, and we are celebrating a quarter century as the only global trade association representing the entire satellite ecosystem. We have tweaked our logo design to point-out this anniversary milestone, launched a new version of our membership newsletter – now called GVF FOCUS – and resumed our acclaimed Webinar Series, as well as launching an industry-wide marketing group called #GenSpace.

#GenSpace is all about increasing awareness of satellite industry innovation and correcting misperceptions about satellite connectivity. This is being achieved through leveraging the combined marketing power of GVF member organisations – rather than promoting specific company proprietary messages – fostering greater understanding of common and pan-industry trends. Example topic areas include developments in software designed satellites in the space segment, multi-orbit antennas/modems in the ground segment, Cloud-based partnerships in delivering applications, and standards-based networks in enabling infrastructure deployments.

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Land mobile radio trends in southern Asia

06 April 2022

Ken Rehbehn, principal analyst at CritComm Insights,
contributing principal analyst for Omdia

Ken Rehbehn, principal analyst at CritComm Insights,
contributing principal analyst for Omdia

Even as high-speed mobile cellular data services expand, the tremendous utility offered by simple push-to-talk voice communication is tough to beat. In the 2021 edition of Omdia’s Licensed Mobile Radio Report, the installed base of these handheld portable and vehicle-mounted radios continues to expand. The lurking question, however, is what changes are in store as push-to-talk over cellular gains traction in the years to come.

Land mobile radio spans a variety of radio technologies, ranging from simple analog systems to complex, computer-driven digital trunked networks. But at its core, the land mobile radio market is focused on a fundamental goal: simply and efficiently getting a voice transmission to a group of listeners. For the user, the key to simplicity is a single button that initiates the voice transmission.

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Five reasons why 5G makes the difference

23 December 2021

The fifth-generation of wireless technology is paving the way for the connectivity that digital technologies increasingly require. Peter Linder, head of 5G marketing at Ericsson, shares his views on why 5G makes a difference

5G has rapidly gained mindshare in society as a vital technology. But what makes 5G different from its predecessors? We describe a set of strategic choices made for previous mobile generations of which we made a single choice. 5G makes it possible to embrace both options, unlocking larger opportunities earlier in the deployment cycle.

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