This report provides:
- an overview of the challenges of a fragmented spectrum landscape, including those related to cost and scale
- analysis of MNOs' role in lowering costs and protecting enterprises from the risks of a fragmented spectrum landscape
- recommendations for how MNOs can address the different spectrum regimes, use unlicensed spectrum and exploit the wide-area network.
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
Research Director - Research
Caroline leads Analysys Mason’s Operator Investment Strategies programme, as well as leading many 5G-related research activities across multiple programmes. She is responsible for building and running Analysys Mason's unique research base of mobile and converged operators worldwide.
She works directly with Analysys Mason's research clients to advise them on wireless network trends and market developments. She has been engaged in technology analysis, research and consulting for 30 years, and has focused entirely on mobile and wireless since 2002. Her focus is on critical issues and trends related to mobile and wireless infrastructure, particularly operator deployment intentions for 4G, 5G, cloud-RAN and other technologies. She has led research and consulting projects with a wide range of clients, including mobile infrastructure vendors, large and start-up operators, regulators, trade bodies, government agencies and financial institutions.
Caroline co-founded Rethink Technology Research in 2002. Prior to that, she held various executive positions at VNU Business Publishing (then Europe's largest producer of technology-related B2B reports and publications). She holds an MA from the University of Oxford.
Principal Analyst - Research
Michele is an analyst for Analysys Mason's IoT and M2M Services research programme, with responsibility for M2M and LPWA forecasts. She has 20 years of experience as an analyst and conducts research on IoT verticals such as utilities, automotive, healthcare and fleet management. She also writes reports on the role of network technologies such as NB-IoT.
Prior to joining Analysys Mason in February 2014, Michele was a freelance analyst with a focus on M2M and IoT technology and trends. She has written reports for Machina Research and produced research for other clients in areas such as mobile broadband and digital media. Before that, Michele worked for Ovum for 12 years, where she focused on consumer mobile applications and held various roles including Practice Leader for Consumer Services. She has also worked as a consultant for Ovum's consultancy division.