Analysys Mason Podcast
Telecoms operators rated Fortinet as the best security vendor for the SMB market

Telecoms operators rated Fortinet as the best security vendor for the SMB market

November 9, 2020

Analysys Mason surveyed 34 telecoms operators about the SMB security market between July and October 2020. We asked respondents for their views on security solution providers and how they could improve, as well as about their own security products and plans.

Telecoms operators rated Fortinet as the best security supplier for the SMB market (organisations with up to 1000 employees) in Analysys Mason’s survey. Other large vendors with a strong heritage in network security (Palo Alto Networks, Cisco and Check Point) also scored highly, as did F-Secure, Sophos and Microsoft.

The associated article and figures can be viewed here.

The latest iPhone’s functionality lends itself well to several emerging 5G use cases

The latest iPhone’s functionality lends itself well to several emerging 5G use cases

October 28, 2020

On 13 October 2020, Apple announced the long-awaited release of its 5G-enabled mobile devices, which will be available in four models from late October and November (depending on location and model type). 5G technology is still at an early stage in most markets and flagship devices such as the iPhone 12 are critical for its success.

This podcast and the associated article by Analyst, Simon Lumb explore how the iPhone 12 will change the 5G landscape and consider whether its functionality provides an insight into future 5G services.

The associated article and figures can be viewed here

Intensifying competition in the unified communications market presents new threats for network operators

Intensifying competition in the unified communications market presents new threats for network operators

October 26, 2020

Many unified communications providers are expanding their portfolios and geographical reach to sustain revenue growth, which is intensifying competition in what is already a complex and crowded market.

This podcast by Principal Analyst, Catherine Hammond highlights some key findings from Analysys Mason’s report Unified communications technology providers: case studies and analysis, which provides full profiles of the vendors discussed.

The associated article and figures can be viewed here.

Automation in the 5G era: a discussion between Analysys Mason and Telia

Automation in the 5G era: a discussion between Analysys Mason and Telia

October 15, 2020

Automation is critical for communications service providers and enterprises to increase business agility, manage complexities and transform opex economics, both in existing physical networks and new-generation cloud-based and programmable networks of the 5G era.

In this podcast, Anil Rao, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason and Åsa Nielsen, Director and Head of Network Service Management and Automation at Telia Company discuss what automation means to the telecoms industry, and assess Telia’s progress towards autonomous networks.

Operators currently play a limited role in the nascent but growing private LTE/5G networks market

Operators currently play a limited role in the nascent but growing private LTE/5G networks market

October 8, 2020

The private LTE/5G market is nascent but growing rapidly. Operators are playing a limited role at present, and most deployments are led by vendors. This podcast and the associated article summarise the trends in Analysys Mason’s Private LTE/5G networks tracker 3Q 2020.

The associated article and figures can be viewed here.

Crowded connectivity markets are forcing connectivity disruptors to enter new areas of the IoT value chain

Crowded connectivity markets are forcing connectivity disruptors to enter new areas of the IoT value chain

October 5, 2020

IoT connectivity disruptors are adopting new strategies because the connectivity market is highly crowded and finding profitable growth is increasingly challenging. This podcast and associated article summarise the findings of Analysys Mason’s IoT connectivity disruptors: case studies and analysis (Volume IV).

The associated article and figure can be viewed here.

FMC is yet to become established in MENA, but we are confident that it will gain traction

FMC is yet to become established in MENA, but we are confident that it will gain traction

September 21, 2020

Operators in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly offering fixed–mobile convergence bundles. Operators must consider fibre coverage, levels of postpaid penetration and regulatory headwinds when launching FMC propositions.

In this podcast, Analyst, Simon Lumb summarises our findings from five case studies of FMC operators in MENA.

The associated article and figure can be viewed here.

Operators may be facing a two-step decline in business revenue, but they are not powerless to respond

Operators may be facing a two-step decline in business revenue, but they are not powerless to respond

September 17, 2020

The performance of operators' business divisions in 2Q 2020 was not as bad as feared, but further declines in revenue seem likely in the second half of 2020. This article looks at the situation for operators and how they can respond.

The associated article and figures can be viewed here.

Wireless traffic forecasts: 5G will make little difference to long-term trends

Wireless traffic forecasts: 5G will make little difference to long-term trends

September 9, 2020

Analysys Mason previously predicted that 5G would not bring about profound changes to long-term trends in mobile traffic. In this podcast, Research Director, Rupert Wood gives a synopsis of our thinking now that 5G is here.

The associated article can be found here.

Operators should use their strength in the voice market to differentiate their unified communications solutions

Operators should use their strength in the voice market to differentiate their unified communications solutions

September 1, 2020

Network operators have an opportunity to take advantage of the recent growth in the unified communications market, but face intense competition from new entrants and over-the-top providers.

The associated article can be found here.

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