2023 telecommunications industry Part 1
It was that time a year ago again when we asked some of the leading stars of the industry to look for their crystal balls and give us a look that we will be talking next year in the world of telecommunications.
CAPEX will be as expected in 2023
In the cold market, 2023 will require strong financial control from the operators, as the growth of the revenue is robust, but the inflationary pressure on our operating costs continues to reduce margins. Achieving operational efficiencies will be a top priority for many. The CAPEX will be from 2023 and as operators we must have a clear objective of using the CAPEX to promote or increase two revenue-generating businesses and help reduce two legacy network services.
3G, in particular, will come under even more intense scrutiny in more mature markets (it is still an important mobile long band platform in some developing regions), with its impact on OPEX significantly disproportionate to its limited share of mobile data traffic. . The true economic value of newer and more efficient networks can only be fully realized when legacy networks are established and will receive a significant prize for companies that will be awarded by 2023.
Phil Kendall, Managing Director – Service Provider Group, Strategy Analytics
An intelligent RAN will provide an optimized 5G network for “all as bands”
Even though these efforts are still in progress to deactivate the 2G and 3G networks, many CSPs will need to operate various types of base stations in 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G for many years. Furthermore, they will need to accommodate an increasing range of spectrum bands – at least 20 bands or more. Another important question is the need to reduce operating costs, mainly energy consumption. Now 5G hardware will be more energy efficient than 4G, or the total power consumption of 5G networks will be higher, because 5G networks will be much denser and require more base stations.
An AI-driven smart RAN technology will be used to maximize its efficiency or usage and transition all available spectrum bands, including legacy narrowband FDD bands, to 5G.
As a result, Counterpoint research credits intelligent RAN services becoming commercially popular in 2023, increasing more efficient and energy-saving network management. Additionally, an AI-driven smart RAN technology will be used to maximize efficiency or usage and transition all available spectrum bands – including legacy narrowband FDD bands – to 5G.
Gareth Owen, author of Counterpoint Research
Operators to restore their finances
In 2022, I saw skirmishes in the battle that, as mobile telephony operators, embarked to restore their finances and obtain a positive return on investment after years of remaining in our current prices. In 2022, we saw orders for OTT providers to pay a tax for the transport of data related to their applications and also merger negotiations in some countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom.
These developments will crystallize in 2023, as a perception spreads that there are no significant new sources of revenue on the horizon. It is widely accepted that 5G failing will result in increased ARPU and cellular IoT was so disappointing that MNOs will give up, sealing or dating their IoT divisions.
It is widely accepted that 5G failing will result in increased ARPU and cellular IoT was so disappointing that MNOs will give up, sealing or dating their IoT divisions.
This, in turn, will lead to discussions on how social objectives, such as greater coverage and greater reliability, can be achieved and, although they are inconclusive, aim for greater network sharing and unique rural networks. OTT providers prevent the success of imposing transport taxes, but voluntarily reduce the data sent to users by means of compaction, the removal of an auto run in videos and other traffic reduction measures. An indirect effect will be a slowdown in growth of two moving data, falling below 20% in most two countries and raising questions about whether the data explosion of a decade is coming to an end.
William Webb, CTO, access association
By A W Moghul