5G specifications approved

3GPP, The 3rd Generation Partnership Project, announced before Christmas the technical specifications for 5G. Their website says: Several industry companies have been looking forward to the launch of the specification and have made a statement that the “completion of the first 5G NR (New Radio) standard has set the stage for the global mobile industry to start full-scale development of 5G NR for large-scale trials and commercial deployments as early as in 2019.” (more…)

The same factory distributes new commodities

The same factory distributes new commodities

The mobile market is the topic in the podcast of E24, Valebrokk & Co; “Hysterical profitability in the mobile market becomes a battlefield.” They discuss the high profits of the telecom companies and the new players who start selling mobile services. Why does a utility company start selling mobile services? (more…)

Data traffic has increased 67 percent in a year

Data traffic has increased 67 percent in a year

The mobile data traffic has increased globally with 67 percent from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017. The main reason for this is the free data in India, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The increase is also a result of the overall growth of smartphone subscriptions and higher average data volumes per subscription. (more…)

Four times more data usage

Four times more data usage

In November, eRate wrote about constantly increasing mobile data traffic in Norway. It still increases shows data from the Norwegian Communication Authority. The net operators Telenor and Telia in Norway introduced “Roam like home” in 2016. This meant that all data traffic in the EU / EEA area was included in the subscription for their end users. The effect is close to four times more of data usage for Norwegians abroad since 2015. In 2016, Norwegians used 3400 terabytes (3.4 petabytes) abroad and only 800 in 2015. (more…)

Mobile data traffic is growing strongly

erate-mobildatatrafikk-okerThe new Ericsson Mobility report shows that mobile data traffic continues to grow. Mainly it is the number of subscriptions to smartphones that increases mobile data usage. The general trend with video viewing on mobile devices results in more consumed mobile data. (more…)

A billion more mobile subscriptions in 2020

A billion more mobile subscriptions in 2020

eRate-SmarttelefonAccording to a new study by GSMA Intelligence, by 2020, there will be 5.6 billion mobile subscriptions in the world, Authors of the study also say that the growth of unique subscribers is expected to decline during this period compared to previous years. This is because many markets are approaching saturation point. Growth will continue, however, within 5G, M2M and IoT. (more…)

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