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EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 14,000 employees and 548 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012 and is the first European operator to surpass the 10million 4G customer landmark. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 87% of the UK population. EE's 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 74% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.

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NEC is a leading global provider of integrated IT and networking solutions, delivering a complete portfolio of mobile and broadband networking infrastructure, innovative SDN platforms and proven applications that meet the complex and changing needs of our customers.

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The E-Plus Group, headquartered in Düsseldorf, is the third largest mobile network operator on customer basis in Germany and a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Dutch telecommunications group KPN. With revenues of €3.4 billion, the E-Plus Group is the biggest foreign subsidiary of KPN. We have been active as a multi-brand company since 2005, appealing to a wide range of target groups.

Our own brands BASE, E-Plus, simyo,, AY YILDIZ, yourfone and Gettings are 100 per cent subsidiaries of the E-Plus Group, and our brand portfolio has been further expanded through the purchase of and Ortel via KPN.

The E-Plus Group has been on a path of growth since it was founded in 1993. Through far-sighted decisions and attractive products, we report strong growth in the number of customers for our mobile telecom products and services.

Our involvement with leading national and international sector associations demonstrates our commitment to fair competition and to the overall interests and development potential of the mobile telecom sector. Together with other mobile network operators, service providers, technology providers, research facilities and other organisations and companies, our aim is to build an exemplary mobile telecom world of tomorrow.

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Detecon International is one of the world's leading consulting companies for ICT management consulting.

Our services focus on consulting and implementation solutions which are derived from the use of information and communications technology (ICT). They encompass classic strategy and organisation consulting as well as the planning and implementation of complex, technological ICT architectures and applications.

Detecon's expertise bundles the knowledge from the successful conclusion of management and ICT consulting projects in more than 160 countries. Detecon is a subsidiary of T-Systems International, the business customer brand of Deutsche Telekom.

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Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.

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Huawei Technologies is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees.

Committed to creating maximum value for our customers, we have developed world-leading end-to-end solutions spanning network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

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ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 66 countries, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

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HUBER+SUHNER –Unobtrusive backhaul antennas make a difference in urban small cell installations

HUBER+SUHNER offers its customers around the globe outstanding products and services for their electrical and optical connectivity needs. The portfolio of innovative radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency components meet high quality standards, backed up by flexible, dependable services with fast response times and excellent delivery performance. HUBER+SUHNER engineers often support customer projects as partners and experts from the very start.

SENCITY Matrix planar antennas make a difference in mobile backhaul applications. Their unobtrusive appearance facilitates site acquisition and shortens installation time and thus greatly contributes to reduced operating expenses. The small size of SENCITY Matrix antennas allows operators to access rooftop, wall and street-level sites that have often been inappropriate for traditional parabolic antenna systems due to technical, environmental or planning restrictions. The design addresses aesthetic concerns for street-level installations on lampposts, street signs and kiosks, which are the primary choices for small cell sites.

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Infinera empowers network operators to quickly deliver differentiated services by enabling an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth. Infinera's end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications.

Infinera's unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. Deployed across the globe, Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations.

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EJL Wireless

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem. The firm focuses its research on the wireless radio access network, specifically on the mobile base station cell site, including base stations (macro/micro), RF transceivers, PTP radios, RF feeder/jumper cables, RF cable/bulkhead connectors, and base station antennas. In addition, the firm provides analysis on 802.11ac technology, the CPRI subsystem, mobile core, C-RAN and emerging 5G technologies.

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Sky Light Research

Sky Light Research (SLR) is an objective, third party research firm focusing on wireless access and backhaul technologies for the global marketplace. These technologies include: microwave, unlicensed point to point, and Millimeterwave radio technologies.

SLR's goal is to report the market honestly and accurately, providing its clients the resources they need to win in today's turbulent, highly competitive, and dynamic market environment. SLR has established itself as a credible and reliable resource for market intelligence in the microwave and broadband wireless industries and has been told by several industry leaders that the microwave market has standardised on the company's research.

SLR works closely with equipment vendors, operators, and the investment community to establish accurate and reliable numbers for reports that are published every 90 days, on a quarterly cycle. By analysing current activity in the market, at silicon, equipment, and operator levels, SLR is able to help its clients make strategic decisions that help them to compete more effectively. This process helps build a solid report that companies can count on for accurate forecasts, market sizing and market shares. Sky Light Research was founded in 2001 by Emmy Johnson and is located in Scottsdale Arizona, USA.

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Rethink Technology Research was founded in 2002 by Caroline Gabriel and Peter White, both veteran analysts of the telecoms and IT sectors and leaders of previous businesses in the field. Rethink focuses on network technologies and deployments, and the business models they support for mobile, fixed-line, quad play and over-the-top service providers.

Its particular areas of expertise are in mobile and wireless network technology (access and core); digital media especially video technology; wireless Internet of Things platforms; business models and deployment plans for mobile network operators, cable operators, telcos and pay-TV providers.

Rethink has a unique global research base of over 100 network operators which share detailed deployment and business plans; and relationships of trust with many players throughout the wider ecosystem including vendors, service providers, investors, standards bodies, regulators and trade alliances.

Based on the data and knowledge acquired from all these sources, Rethink provides biannual market forecasts in many aspects of the mobile network; broader market research studies and analyses; consulting including competitive analysis, due diligence and business model input; regular subscription newsletters and research notes providing insights and thought leadership in key issues affecting the telecoms and media industries round the world.

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IHS Markit

Infonetics Research has been acquired by IHS, the leading global source of information and analytics.

Infonetics Research, founded in 1990, is an international market research and consulting firm helping clients plan, strategize, and compete in the global communications market.

We offer the following services:
– Market share, market size, and forecasts
– Insightful, strategic, and timely analysis
– Service provider and enterprise buyer surveys
– Service provider capex and subscriber tracking
– Custom research, consulting, events, and papers

Known for our perceptive analysts, accurate forecasts, and quickly adapting to market changes, Infonetics defied the recent recession with a 27% increase in revenue and a 98% renewal rate in 2010. Our clients include the majority of the largest equipment vendors, communications silicon vendors, and investment banks.

Our analysts, who have an average tenure of 8 years with Infonetics and 18 years in the communications industry, are some of the most influential in the business, advising the world's service providers, vendors, and financial community. Infonetics is consistently ranked by Apollo Research in the Top 200 for media coverage among thousands of U.S. tech companies.

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Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading is an independent research organization offering deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors.

Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the $4 trillion global telecom industry.

Heavy Reading is part of the Light Reading Communications Network.

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NGMN Alliance

The vision of the NGMN Alliance is to expand the communications experience by providing a truly integrated and cohesively managed delivery platform that brings affordable mobile broadband services to the end user with a particular focus on LTE and LTE-Advanced.

The mission of the NGMN Alliance is

• to expand and evolve the mobile broadband experience, with a particular focus on LTE and LTE-Advanced deployments and their further enhancements.

• to establish clear functionality and performance targets as well as fundamental requirements for deployment scenarios and network operations,

• to give guidance to equipment developers and standardisation bodies, leading to the implementation of a cost-effective network evolution,

• to drive implementation of NGMN recommendations and to establish liaison statements and project agreements as needed with SDOs and industry organisations,

• to provide an information exchange forum for the industry on critical and immediate concerns and to share experiences and lessons learnt, and

• to address spectrum requirements and to support the establishment of a transparent and predictable IPR regime.

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MEF is the driving force enabling Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the internet with the assurance and security of CE 2.0. Third Network services provide an on-demand, orchestrated, and assured experience with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.
MEF leverages its global 210+ network operators and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.

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UMTS Forum

Mobile broadband is changing the way the world communicates. The UMTS Forum helps all players in this dynamic new value chain understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/UMTS networks and their Long Term Evolution (LTE).

The UMTS Forum participates actively in the work of the ITU as member of all three ITU Sector Groups. It also regularly contributes to the works of EC and CEPT, and fosters strong links with other governmental, administrative, industry and technical bodies.

As an ETSI Observer and a Market Representation Partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project, 3GPP (, the UMTS Forum offers market-focused contributions to their standardisation work of mobile broadband. It also contributes to the timely licensing and deployment of mobile broadband globally through regular dialogue with regulators and responses to public consultations.

The UMTS Forum supports the interests of its membership with a range of studies, reports and other outputs. Principal focus areas include markets trends, mobile broadband services and applications, key growth markets, spectrum & regulation, technology & implementation. A strong promotional voice is maintained via a high-profile presence at conferences, seminars and workshops as well as regular briefings to the media, analysts and other stakeholders.

Membership of the UMTS Forum draws together everyone with an interest in mobile broadband, including network operators, regulators and the manufacturers of network infrastructure and terminal equipment.

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Dell'Oro Group

To effectively respond to today's changing markets, you need timely, reliable data. Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables you to make strategic business decisions with confidence and maintain your competitive edge.

Founded in 1995 with headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dell'Oro Group has long-standing relationships with major telecommunications and networking companies and leverages those relationships to deliver the most accurate market research to you.

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Current Analysis

Current Analysis is a leading provider of timely, practical market intelligence and advice that helps global IT and telecom professionals compete, innovate and improve performance. For over 15 years, our independent experts and proprietary services have empowered fast-paced companies to quickly identify opportunities to drive growth and market leadership.

Relied upon as an unbiased and trusted partner, Current Analysis serves more than 35,000 professionals representing over 1,400 enterprises. Headquartered in the Washington D.C. metro area, we provide global reach with offices in Paris, London, and Singapore.

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Exelixisnet is the global intelligence, information technology research and advisory boutique. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day.

Since 2007 it is the valuable partner of senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, high-tech and telecom enterprises to technology investors, that trust our opinion. Our team of experts around the globe works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in in New York, USA, Exelixisnet is headquartered today in Athens, Greece covering clients in North America, Middle East and Europe.

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ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research is an analyst/consulting firm that provides market analysis and expert consulting. Our focus is in three areas: quantitative market sizing, business case analysis and service creation in the networking and telecom industry. Quantitative market sizing includes market share and forecast reports as well custom cuts of data. Business case analysis targets TCO/ROI models that map features or services to the economic benefit. Service creation workshops focus on the refinement or creation of new services. Our SMEs also deliver speeches, whitepapers, videos, custom research, and market impacts for all areas of the networking/telecom business.

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Telecompaper is a respected, well known and independently operating press agency and market research firm, with a dedicated focus on the Iinternational Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector (TMT).

Telecompaper has a global focus however, with a network of correspondents branching out across Europe, the United States, China and beyond. Telecompaper provides a mix of international news, commentaries, background articles and research reports for its customers, tailored to specific needs if required, with a general focus on the professional reader and/or user. This blend of services has attracted the attention of a wide range of international companies, organizations and government agencies, to operators, content providers and retailers. These customers visit our website to get the latest news and information, or receive our newsletters and research reports. Telecompaper attracts 300,000+ visitors monhtly of which 200,000 unique, with half a million page views. 25% of the visitors come from the Netherlands.

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Sivers IMA


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Infineon Technologies


Infineon Technologies

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