MBB Insights
  • 7th Global Mobile Broadband Forum Official Summary Report
  • Successfully held from November 23rd to 25th at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, the 7th Global Mobile Broadband Forum, hosted by Huawei and co-hosted by GSMA, GTI was attended by more than 1,500 guests from operators, regulatory bodies, industry organizations, industry partners, media companies, and analyst firms from around the world. This is the official summary report of the event.
  • 2016-12-20
  • MBBF16 Show Daily Review
  • The official event wrapup publication of MBBF16, including all the news, stats, photos and features.
  • 2016-12-07
  • Next Generation SON for 5G
  • The white paper makes an in-depth analysis on current and future challenges that telecommunication network optimization & maintenance faces. It indicates that the next-generation SON (NG SON) based on Massive Data and Cloud Computing will realize automation and intellectualization of all work with known input and output in current network, and become the enabler of Cloud-RAN. It points out that the most important driver of NG SON is to improve operation efficiency with evolving MBB network. In addition, NG SON will be a built-in module in RAN, designed and developed with RAN together. New technologies and services such as scenario oriented SON, experience oriented SON and gird level SON are the vital capabilities of NG SON. This white paper has important reference value to the automotive O&M for 4.5G and 5G network.
  • 2016-12-07
  • MBBF2016 Show Daily Preview
  • Read the official event Show Daily preview publication – including exclusive interviews with GSMA director-general and GTI ...
  • 2016-12-05
  • MBBF2016 Show Daily Day 1
  • Huawei’s CTO roundtable dominates the front page of the opening day’s Show Daily, as more ...
  • 2016-12-05
  • MBBF2016 Show Daily Day 2
  • All the news from the opening day of the event, featuring Huawei’s big X Labs and Things Coverage, as more...
  • 2016-12-05
  • Small Cell Network White Paper
  • Small cells are likely to play an important role in meeting the network demands of the future. The increasing numbers of massive hotspot areas with demanding capacity and connections requirements has seen a rise in popularity of small cell solutions. Over the past 3 to 5 years, operators, who invested areas such as sports stadiums, urban avenues, shopping mall, big transport hubs, etc.
  • 2016-11-23
  • Things Coverage Network Planning Whitepaper:A Things-Oriented Network Planning Methodology
  • Diverse IoT services and divergent business requirements lead to new challenges for network construction. IoT network planning and deployment must shift from network-centric to use case-centric to provide excellent things experience and maximize IoT value. Huawei has conducted in-depth research on IoT network construction to facilitate the experience evaluation of things. As a result, Huawei proposes an innovative 5-dimensional experience definition (based on Availability, Bandwidth, Coverage, Delay sensitivity, and Energy efficiency), and the world's first requirement baseline to evaluate typical services (such as smart meters, connected cars and so on). According to the 5-dimension experience of things, Huawei has...
  • 2016-11-23
  • Smart Transportation: Maximize mobile network’s value beyond connectivity
  • In this report, we examined smart transportation from an innovative perspective and divide the topic into a few sub-topics. Based on the market size and the demands for mobile network, we have identified four major opportunities for MNOs, including telematics service with UBI and Fleet Management, smart parking service based on the NB-IoT network technology, Emergency Service Network based on LTE network and enhanced ADAS based on LTE-V or 5G network. In each vertical market, we provided case studies cover different models of engagement by operators, ranging from data pipe to integrated solution providers. Based on these analyses, we proposed new positioning and practical guide for MNOs.
  • 2016-11-19
  • Delivering Mobile Diversity
  • As mobile connections multiply and diversify, telecoms operators are looking to deploy new flexible network architectures. Now interwoven into the fabric of daily life, mobile connectivity is being applied in all kinds of innovative ways. As well as delivering compelling consumer services, it is helping drive the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), which promises to transform many different parts of the economy. To deliver everything from high definition entertainment to remote control of industrial equipment, mobile networks need to juggle a diverse set of demands. Sometimes they need to prioritise throughput, sometimes responsiveness, sometimes battery life.
  • 2016-11-19
  • 5G Opening up New Business Opportunities
  • Society and industry are undergoing a digital transformation, and it is apparent that existing mobile networks will not be able to satisfy future communication needs. New technology is required. According to a 5G white paper[1] newly released by Forbes, over 80% of executives believe that 5G, a new generation of mobile broadband (MBB) network, has the potential to provide a range of benefits. Industrial managers have begun to realize that MBB networks provide a path and platform for the upgrade and transformation of multiple aspects of their operations. The connection platform enabled by 5G network infrastructure must be leveraged to release the full potential of digitalization.
  • 2016-10-19
  • 5G Network Architecture: A High-Level Perspective
  • In the 5G era, a single network infrastructure can meet diversified service requirements. A Cloud-Native E2E network architecture has the following attributes: Provides logically independent network slicing on a single network infrastructure to meet diversified service requirements and provides DC-based cloud architecture to support various application scenarios. Uses CloudRAN to reconstruct radio access networks (RAN) to provide massive connections of multiple standards and implement on-demand deployment of RAN functions required by 5G. Simplifies core network architecture to implement ondemand configuration of network functions through control and user plane separation, component-based functions, and unified database management.
  • 2016-10-19
  • The Mobile Industrial Revolution: Anticipating the impact and opportunities of 5G networks on business
  • Global business leaders say that mobile and wireless are critical to the way they do business, but they worry that their needs are outpacing existing access networks. In order to evolve and succeed in the future, these executives say their companies will require revolutionary increases in the speed, capacity and connectivity of mobile devices—and they’re looking to 5G networks to provide it.
  • 2016-10-19
  • Mobile Video Report: Business Models Innovation Drives Mobile Video Monetization
  • This report provides European operators with examples of successful promotion of mobile video from selected operators in different parts of the world. These case studies cover different modes of engagement by operators, ranging from sponsored data to launching their own OTT services, from partnerships with media companies to operating video portals. This report concludes with a set of recommendations for European operators. We believe European operators should move beyond selling vanilla data plans as this race will hurt the bottom line and offers no differentiation.
    Instead, we recommend European operators consider other more sophisticated models, e.g. video centric tariffs, sponsored data, and exclusive content through in house development or partnerships.
  • 2016-10-19
  • Mobile Video Report: Video a Key Driver of Mobile Market Value
  • Mobile video is the dominant source of data traffic on mobile networks in a growing number of countries, making a significant contribution to data revenue growth in both developed and developing regions. Mobile is a key part of today’s anytime, anywhere patterns of video consumption, with service evolution through social video, live streaming and immersive 360o or VR/AR video boosting user demand and capacity needs. Video is also becoming increasingly important to users on other dimensions; as a means of communication, a source of information and security, or a means of self-expression.
  • 2016-10-19