By: Jara Kern
With this month’s focus on mobility, we’ve combed through incoming headlines for top stories on trends, forecasts, rollouts, developments, and innovations. And we’ve found them, from the launch of a new Connectivity-as-a-Service product to a just-released ranking of the top five smart cities in the world, where ubiquitous connectivity will unlock new possibilities.
The top telecommunications industry news of the month are summarized below. To see all the news as it happens, check out PipelineNews Center or subscribe to receive our telecom industry news digest.
This month’s issue is all about mobility, with plenty of industry news to share on connectivity, mobile networks, and more. According to new cross-industry research from Aeneas, top mobile trends of 2022 include crippling cyberattacks, blinding encryption and new opportunities at the edge. the WiFi Alliance weighed in its trend forecasts, including user demand for more efficient, reliable and secure connectivity in 2022. This year, nearly 18 billion Wi-Fi devices will be in use, and 6 Ghz regulatory approvals, hybrid remote working scenarios, and complex connectivity systems in home, enterprise and Internet of Things environments only increase the demand pressure. And, with global 5G connections now surpassing 438 million, 5G networks are poised to become the dominant global standard for wireless cellular communications. 5G Americas provided a comprehensive overview of 5G and 4G LTE networks and the connectivity imperative.
Companies are making strides to enable connectivity wherever we are and wherever we go. Quectel launched its Connectivity as a Service to provide connectivity-enabled modules that can be shipped for use anywhere in the world, enabling connectivity purchases that simplify edge deployments for smart connections. Gilat satellite networks will provide connectivity for vessels at sea, primarily broadband communication for the commercial fishing and shipping market segments. Gilat will also work with one of the world’s largest MNOs to deploy 4G cellular backhaul over satellite technology to improve mobile connectivity for millions of subscribers in Asia. In other satellite connectivity news, OneWeb and Hughes Network The systems will bring LEO satellite broadband services to India’s broadband. Senet partners with Eutelsat, TrakAssure and Wyld Networks to bring seamlessly integrated and interoperable LoRaWAN terrestrial and satellite IoT connectivity to customers around the world.
A new study by Accenture sponsored by industry association CTIA shows how 5G connectivity will play an important role in enabling the United States to meet the Biden administration’s climate change goals, with 5G-enabled use cases expected to contribute up to 20% to climate change goals reduction in the country’s carbon emissions by 2025. This reduction is equivalent to taking 72 million passenger vehicles off the road over the same period.
the GSMA established a 5G roadmap for the Middle East and North Africa, showing how robust growth has followed ambitious 5G spectrum assignments, enabling some of the fastest 5G services currently available in the world.
In the United States, planned deployments of 5G have raised many concerns about the potential consequences for aviation. Aviation industry and Department of Transportation officials have raised concerns about the possible impact of 5G transmissions on radar altimeters, the equipment that uses radio signals to tell pilots their distance from the ground. . As a result, AT&T and Verizon delayed their deployments by two weeks. VIAVI Solutions
offered support to verify the existence of any interference between 5G communication networks and radar altimeters.