Mobile network operators like Verizon introduced 5G initially utilizing millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum technology. mmWave does not perform in the same way as traditional cellular frequencies and this presents operators with new challenges to overcome: poor propagation characteristics, limited spectrum and line-of-sight requirements – all the more so when utilized for indoor connectivity.
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Research Analyst II, Mobile and Telecoms
Abel Nevarez specializes in mobile network infrastructure trends and activity, focusing on key areas such as telecom operator networks, carrier Wi-Fi, and mobile backhaul. In his role, he provides timely guidance and information on strategies relating to service provider network technology strategies while also monitoring developments across the mobile landscape.
Since joining the company in 2012, Abel has published a variety of insight, market tracker, and strategy reports on a broad array of subjects, including operator services in carrier Wi-Fi, mobile backhaul, and overall network infrastructure. At IMS Research, Abel was part of the consumer electronics team as well as the machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected devices group.
Abel holds an M.A. in communication studies from the University of Texas and a B.A. in communication from St Edwardâ€™s University at Austin, Texas, where he is also based.
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