inCode was one of the first in the industry to do an annual “Top Ten”. The first set of predictions were made in 2003 and since then it has been an annual tradition at inCode. Our predictions are primarily focused on North America, but have global implications. This year’s 2018 predictions cover cover several major topics central to 5G including use cases, business models, technology deployments, and financing. Beyond 5G, inCode predicts AI being integrated into operators’ network security, ad-tech being further integrated into smart speaker platforms, VR content being delivered by pay-TV providers, an uptick of software companies going private, and regulators beginning to examine web-scale players. The predictions, which provide a window into the future, help Telecom, Media, and Technology players, partners, and customers plan for 2018 and beyond.