Some operators have identified the opportunities that will drive future growth, from content and services to data engineering and venture capitalism, but others risk being left exposed in the new world
More mobile users, more connected devices and more applications are driving demand for more robust wireless networks. But the opportunities of 5G also come with challenges.
As a technology, 5G wireless may become truly transformational, connecting an ever-growing roster of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, remote medicine and other transformative technologies.
Alphabet subsidiary Google Fiber, part of one of the largest, most lucrative, well-funded, technologically advanced companies in human history, had grand plans for deploying fiber-to-the-home and offering consumers gigabit per second broadband as well as a television offering when it started in 2010. After an ambitious expansion plan gave way to very slow deployment and activations in early markets, the company scaled back and put a pause on new market entries to regroup.
I write this as a follow up from Huawei’s position paper released earlier this month. I first saw this from a good article from Zenobia Hegde. The presented classification of spectrum and approach is natural and logical since it follows laws of physics and technology capabilities. Here are some comments supporting the position and how some vendors are positioned for industrial LTE.