Saturday, 27 February 2021

5G: Unlocking new verticals for economic recovery

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 06 August 20

Harnessing the enormous potential of 5G could be a saving grace for national economies around the world, but government policy must be careful not to stifle growth

For many years now, the telecoms industry has quietly played a pivotal role in providing connectivity throughout our daily lives. For most people, it was all too easy to take that connectivity for granted, rarely considering the vast, complex operations that were required behind the scenes to keep them connected to friends, family, and colleagues.   But the onset of the coronavirus pandemic hurled the telecoms sector into the limelight, with networks under pressure like never before. With work from home rapidly becoming the new norm, increases in mobile data traffic of up to 40% and fixed line traffic of up to 70% put operators’ networks under strain.   Thankfully, the operators quickly demonstrated their agility, as well as their networks&rsquo…

For many years now, the telecoms industry has quietly played a pivotal role in providing connectivity throughout our daily lives. For most people, it was all too easy to take that connectivity for granted, rarely considering the vast, complex operations that were required behind the scenes to keep them connected to friends, family, and colleagues.   But the onset of the coronavirus pandemic hurled the telecoms sector into the limelight, with networks under pressure like never before. With work from home rapidly becoming the new norm, increases in mobile data traffic of up to 40% and fixed line traffic of up to 70% put operators’ networks under strain.   Thankfully, the operators quickly demonstrated their agility, as well as their networks&rsquo…

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