As edge and 5G investments accelerate, operators search for the business case for these new technologies. In this report, we highlight the enterprise opportunity for operators in combining private 5G and edge, to deliver innovative and holistic solutions to enterprise customers.
Private cellular networks are expected to play a significant role in future on-premise connectivity but where they are best suited is still unclear. We explore the different opportunities and strategies for enterprises looking to take advantage of the capabilities that private cellular offers.
Network slicing is an opportunity for telcos to disrupt private networking, but it is new and unknown to enterprises. A ‘hand holding approach’, internal alignment and simplified pilots will be key enablers in its adoption.
Mobile operators are not the only companies that can deploy 4/5G cellular networks. The rise of IoT and 5G is driving huge new interest in running mobile infrastructure, presenting new opportunities as well as threats for telcos.