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Infrastructure Insights - Selected Highlights from MWC-22, Barcelona

Apr 29, 2022 | Author : Gareth Owen


The first quarter of 2022 was a busy period dominated by the return of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to its usual calendar slot. Major infrastructure themes at the show included private 5G, open RAN and vRAN (including new merchant chip solutions) plus a multitude of announcements on 5G SA core developments. There was also a major focus on “green 5G” with vendors revealing new energy-saving, low emission 5G RAN products and solutions.* 

This Infrastructure Insights report analyses a selection of the key announcements made by major mobile infrastructure vendors during the quarter, identifying key trends and providing a viewpoint on the significance of each announcement. This quarter’s report also includes a new, two-page focus on the quarterly telecom activities of Amazon, Google and Microsoft, which will become a regular feature of the report. 

*Details about Rakuten and Rakuten Symphony’s announcements at MWC are provided in a separate report.

Table of Contents: 

  • Overview of Quarter
  • 5G RAN Products and Solutions
    • New RAN Products
    • Power Consumption Reduction
    • Coverage & Capacity Expansion
    • Qualcomm's SBFD & Giga-MIMO
    • Comments & Viewpoint
  • Open RAN News & Analysis
    • Vodafone
    • Telefonica
    • Orange
    • Deutsche Telekom
    • NTT DoCoMo OREC & Shared Lab
    • Comments & Viewpoint
  • Public Cloud Telecom Activities
    • Verizon and AWS
    • Bell Canada and Google
    • Mavenir and AWS
    • Telenor and AWS
    • Comments & Viewpoint
  • Private Networks & IoT
    • HPE Private 5G
    • Cisco Private 5G
  • 5G Positioning for IoT
    • Polte and Druid Software
    • Qualcomm
    • Comments & Viewpoint
  • 5G SA Core Market Update
    • Orange's Multi-Vendor Roll-Out
    • Samsung and SK Telecom
    • NTT DoCoMo and NEC
    • Mavenir and AWS
    • Rogers and Ericsson
    • Comments & Viewpoint
  • 5G RAN Chip Review
    • Qualcomm's X100 Accelerator
    • Marvell's Octeon Open RAN Solutions
    • Xilinx and Nvidia
    • RISC-V Designs
    • Comments & Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 16

Publishing Date: April 2022 


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