For all the promised additional value delivered by 5G, investment in mobile is still fundamentally a matter of triangulating spectrum, sites and RAN technology to enhance capacity and coverage for data traffic. The research in this programme pulls together Analysys Mason’s long-standing coverage and analysis of wireless traffic, spectrum and RAN technologies and adds a further dimension: sites/coverage. The programme delivers key data on the economics and trade-offs of mobile network investment.
- Site sharing/towercos.
- Spectrum sharing.
- Infrastructure densification/small cells.
- Mobile traffic analysis and impact of FWA, Wi-Fi substitution.
- Network stress: bytes / (Hz*sites).
- Spectrum valuation trends.
Spectrum auction tracker 4Q 2020
Towards the end of capacity constraints: traffic, spectrum and site density in the 5G era
C-band spectrum auctions in the USA: wireless incumbents are paying for the weight of 5G expectation