Stefan Pongratz is a Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group covering the Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) and Small Cells markets.  In addition, Stefan conducts our economics research on the top 50 network operators in the world.  In this edition of … Continued


With telecom service providers now in the fifth year of rolling out 4G networks, the industry is already preparing for what is coming next. Even if it is still very early for consumers to start thinking about 5G, development of … Continued


Given China’s importance to the overall Service Provider WiFi (SP WiFi) market growth rate, we are revisiting the thesis that for leading SPs, the deployment of LTE delays the rollout of SP WiFi.  We studied China Mobile’s radio infrastructure deployment … Continued



Our Mobile RAN and Small Cell analyst, Stefan Pongratz, recently participated in an exclusive webinar, Small Cells – Is 2014 the Breakthrough Year?, run in partnership with Avren Events, organizers of the Small Cells World Summit 2014 taking place next … Continued




December 17, 2013 Overall small cell trial activity remains high and vendors continue to optimize their solutions, even though commercial small cell networks deployed by service providers in metro areas and enterprises are happening at a slower pace than expected. … Continued


October 22, 2013 Smartphone and tablet users consume significant wireless data in nomadic and stationary locations.  Some operators have decided to deliver mobile wireless service using not just cellular but WiFi radio systems.  At the risk of over-generalizing to illustrate … Continued


We recently published a 5-year forecast on the Mobile Backhaul market.  In this research study, we looked at the two layers of mobile backhaul — Transport along with Routing and Switching (R&S). The conclusion, simply put, was that you can’t … Continued