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Starting Now, Supply Chain Leaders Should Assess the Potential for 5G Mobile Communications Networks

Published: 01 May 2019

ID: G00377170

Analyst(s): Monica Zlotogorski , Andrew Stevens , John Johnson


Emerging 5G networks represent a key enabler for digital business and Internet of Things strategies. Supply chain leaders should begin to familiarize themselves with what 5G is, and the future disruption and opportunities that 5G represents across the end-to-end supply chain.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • 5G Represents a Major Enhancement in Service Provisions
    • What Is 5G and Why Is It Important for Supply Chains?
  • Supply Chain Will Need to Engage More With IT and CSPs
    • Data Speed and Throughput (Also Known as Bandwidth)
    • Latency (Often Referred to as Low Latency)
    • New Technology Spectrum
    • 1. Network Slicing
    • 2. Edge Computing
    • 3. Mixed Reality (Spectrum)
    • Connectivity to IoT Devices and Systems
  • Digital Business Enabler
    • Data Governance and Analytics

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