Filtering the 5G
Radio Frequency Landscape
The fifth generation of wireless technology, or 5G, is close upon us as enterprises and consumers continue their insatiable demand for more data, faster speeds, and greater connectivity. Yet unlike prior wireless generations, 5G isn't merely focused on a fatter data pipe for smartphones. The primary focus will be widespread Internet of Things, or IoT, adoption and mission-critical technologies (like autonomous driving) which will require significant advancements in wireless reliability, lower latency and always-on connectivity. Technology firms, especially leading semiconductor vendors, are making the innovations needed to enable these new 5G technologies and meet these stringent connectivity demands.
Brian Colello, CPA
Director - Technology, Media and Telecom Equity Research
Brian Colello, CPA, is the Director of Technology Equity Research for Morningstar's Chicago office. Brian manages a team of 6 technology equity analysts and 2 technology associate equity analysts. Brian has been with Morningstar since 2008, covering analog and wireless semiconductor firms. Brian also covered North American smartphone makers, such as Apple, from 2012 to 2018. Brian has been extensively quoted in publications including Reuters, Washington Post, Financial Post, USA Today and Barron's Online and has provided sector commentary on CNBC, Fox Business, BNN and Reuters Television.
Before joining Morningstar in 2008, he worked in public accounting for KPMG and served as a manager in corporate finance for BMG Music, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG. Colello holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bucknell University and a master's degree in business administration from Wake Forest. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.