Heavy Reading and TIA release new 5G operator survey
August 3, 2015
5G Operator Survey Executive Summary 5G will impact everything – every industry, every service provider, and every person on the planet. It promises to extend the global success of 4G-LTE to underpin new use-cases, such as the “industrial Internet” and extreme mobile broadband.
However, to bring a new generation of wireless technology to the mainstream is a colossal undertaking that requires R&D collaboration, spectrum, and a business case. This white paper presents the findings of an online survey of mobile opera-tors’ expectations for future 5G networks and services. The intention is to provide guidance to the industry and other stakeholders on spectrum, technology, timelines, and potential 5G services.
The survey was carried out by Heavy Reading over the winter of 2015 in partner-ship with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).The data is presented and analysed in detail in Sections II and III of this paper.