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Private networks – Opportunity or Threat for MNOs?

Private networks – Opportunity or Threat for MNOs?

The concept of private networks is not new – let’s face it, it’s what Wi-Fi and other LAN solutions have essentially been providing for years. However, 4G LTE and, more importantly, 5G offer significant revenue opportunities for service providers. On the flip side, private networks – and the lighter regulation of spectrum – is bringing a broad range of new players into the ecosystem, including infrastructure and network equipment providers, systems integrators, wireline and cable operators, as well as enterprises themselves.

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Getting Ready for 5G with the 5G Core Summit, a virtual event, 2-4 November 2020

Getting Ready for 5G with the 5G Core Summit, a virtual event, 2-4 November 2020

Earlier this week Apple announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks whilst EE revealed that its 5G network is now live in 112 UK locations:  We have 5G coverage in more places than anyone in the UK, and we remain focused on connecting many more areas this year and beyond”.

With 5G networks across the world approaching commercial deployment, it’s essential the core network is ready for the substantial changes which are about to arrive.

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