5G: ‘Just another G’ – yet a catalyst of change
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Our predictions for 5G, based on our assessment of the opportunities and barriers it faces, including how and when it will impact different markets. Combined with other technologies and industry trends, 5G will change the shape of the industry, but not in the way that many expect.
Format: PDF filePages: 42 pages Charts: 08 Author: Dean Bubley Publication Date: June 2018
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- 5G positive indicators: reasons to be happy!
- Early trial results and deployment plans
- Summary – the good news!
- But what are the obstacles to 5G?
- Densification and network sharing
- In-building coverage
- A lack of 5G business models
- 5G-specific models in a hybrid-network world?
- Devices and silicon
- Other issues and concerns
- Verticals: customers, partners or competitors?
- Operator networks for verticals? Or private 5G?
- Thoughts on specific verticals
- Vendor attitudes to verticals and private networks
- Timelines and practicalities
- 5G in name only?
Table of Figure
- Figure 1: 5G predicted timeline, 2018–2026
- Figure 2: Who are the 5G bulls and bears?
- Figure 3: 5G antennas may be larger and heavier than 4G equipment
- Figure 4: Multiple dimensions for future wireless networks’ use cases and requirements
- Figure 5: Creating private 5G networks involves significant complexity for enterprises
- Figure 6: Predicted 5G relevance to verticals, 2023-25 timeframe
- Figure 7: Numerous applications of machine learning and AI for 5G networks
- Figure 8: Overall 5G predicted timeline, 2018–26
Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, business models, indoor coverage, IoT, network sharing, private networks, transformation, Use cases, verticals, Wi-Fi