Monday, 16 September 2019

Better late than...now: how European telcos could benefit from being behind the 5G curve

By Mary Lennighan, for Total Telecom
Friday 19 October 18

Declining cost curve for 5G equipment could help Europe's operators, while accelerated investments in the U.S. could hurt credit quality, according to S&P Global

There is a real obsession in this industry with being first. For nearly half a century* telecoms operators and vendors have been claiming firsts, with the rollout of new devices and technologies, marketing machines going into overdrive with carefully worded, hyperbole-filled announcements designed primarily to obfuscate. (*It's over 45 years since Martin Cooper made the first mobile phone call while working for Motorola. Scary!) Everyone wanted to claim some sort of first with 3G…

There is a real obsession in this industry with being first. For nearly half a century* telecoms operators and vendors have been claiming firsts, with the rollout of new devices and technologies, marketing machines going into overdrive with carefully worded, hyperbole-filled announcements designed primarily to obfuscate. (*It's over 45 years since Martin Cooper made the first mobile phone call while working for Motorola. Scary!) Everyone wanted to claim some sort of first with 3G…

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