Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Reflecting on the Rollout: 5G Ambitions and System-Wide Realities

An interview with Hayim Porat, CTO of ECI
Tuesday 05 November 19

What does 2020 have in store for 5G? This last year, we finally saw the launch of the first 5G mobile networks around the globe, but we still have a long way to go before 5G truly hits the mainstream. I believe 2020 will be another year of major launches as more mobile operators launch 5G services along with the expansion and fine-tuning of existing 5G networks.    In the near term what we’re mostly seeing is operators using 5G to provide enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) or delivering fixed wireless access services to new or previously underserved markets. Many operators are maximizing their current investment in 4G infrastructure to deliver more data and faster speeds by utilizing non-standalone 5G. But 2020 marks a key turning point for phase two, as operators look to bring on new services while continuing the immense investment into 5G infrastructure, spectrum and 5G new radio to deliver next-generation 5G services.   That said, we are seeing carriers take a far more cautious and strategic approach to their 5G network investments…

What does 2020 have in store for 5G? This last year, we finally saw the launch of the first 5G mobile networks around the globe, but we still have a long way to go before 5G truly hits the mainstream. I believe 2020 will be another year of major launches as more mobile operators launch 5G services along with the expansion and fine-tuning of existing 5G networks.    In the near term what we’re mostly seeing is operators using 5G to provide enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) or delivering fixed wireless access services to new or previously underserved markets. Many operators are maximizing their current investment in 4G infrastructure to deliver more data and faster speeds by utilizing non-standalone 5G. But 2020 marks a key turning point for phase two, as operators look to bring on new services while continuing the immense investment into 5G infrastructure, spectrum and 5G new radio to deliver next-generation 5G services.   That said, we are seeing carriers take a far more cautious and strategic approach to their 5G network investments…

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