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Assessing 5G Mobile Technology for Organizations

Published: 05 February 2020

ID: G00451089

Analyst(s): Mohini Dukes

Summary

Service provider hype and limited specifics obscure the benefits such as data throughput, low latency and network service slices that 5G promises organizations. This technology assessment helps I&O technical professionals prepare for 5G and leverage it for initiatives such as IoT, SD-WAN and cloud.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Relevance of 5G to Organizations
    • 5G Spectrum Diversity
    • Visualizing the 5G Technology Stack
    • Understanding the 5G Service Provider Ecosystem
  • Current Status of 5G
    • 5G Specifications Release Train
    • Distinguishing 5G Myths From Reality
    • Coexistence of 5G and LTE Deployments
  • Use Cases
    • Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB)
    • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
    • Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC)
    • Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (URLLC)
  • Diving Into 5G Network Technologies
    • 5G Mobile Network Architecture Underlay
    • 5G Network Software Disaggregation
    • Overlaying 5G Network Services
  • What to Do to Enable 5G Connectivity?
    • SD-WAN Connectivity
    • Colocation and Interconnectivity Providers
    • Security
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

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