Gartner Research

Ask These Four Questions About Enterprise 5G

Published: 14 June 2019

ID: G00383339

Analyst(s): Bill Menezes


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



  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.