Gartner Research

Ask These Four Questions About Enterprise 5G

Published: 14 June 2019

ID: G00383339

Analyst(s): Bill Menezes

Summary

Mobile providers’ marketing claims about 5G technology have not addressed many basic enterprise uncertainties about how to plan for 5G services. Asking these four questions will enable sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders to separate hype from actionable information about 5G.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Ask Carriers to Provide Detailed Timelines for Commercial Network Testing
  • Lift the Uncertainty Over 5G Suitability by Requiring Mobile Carriers to Provide Detailed Terms and Data
  • Avoid Paying a Premium for 5G Service Compared With 4G LTE
  • Separate Hype From Reality by Requiring SLAs for Key 5G Network Performance Metrics

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