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Market Trends: What Current Trials Tell Us About Early 5G Deployments

Published: 03 November 2017

ID: G00324357

Analyst(s): Rishi Tejpal, Wm. L. Hahn

Summary

During the past year, 5G has gained a lot of traction with CSPs globally. Technology strategic planners can leverage the insights in this research to prepare for the early stage of 5G deployment.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Network Upgrade Increasingly Justifying the Evolution Toward 5G
  • Throughput and Latency-Related Enhancements Remain Key Focus of Current 5G Trials
  • CSPs Evaluate a Range of Use Cases With 5G — IoT and UHD Video Streaming Gained the Most Traction
  • Few Trials Highlight Specific Strategic Benefits as a Driving Factor Toward 5G Evolution

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