There is no doubt that the advent of 5G is creating a myriad of opportunities (and challenges) for telcos as they look to develop new services for enterprises, bring innovative use cases to consumers and introduce new technologies to transform their networks.
- Open Networking. Recent research from GSMA Intelligence highlights that 77% of operators expect to use 5G as an opportunity to introduce open networking technologies into their networks, explaining why all eyes are on Open RAN, public cloud, and edge computing.
- In the aftermath of the pandemic, enterprise demand for security has also increased, with operators are hoping to reap the revenue benefits by adjusting their portfolios and forming partnerships.
- Consumer 5G. The democratization of 5G-capable devices has driven 5G on the consumer front, even as the sales proposition beyond higher speeds is still unclear for many users.
- 6G Aspirations. With 5G no longer in its infancy, 6G R&D plans and launch announcements are starting to foment both enthusiasm and skepticism across the industry. Nonetheless, 87% of the operators surveyed by GSMA Intelligence expect that 6G R&D efforts will be used to improve the performance of 5G.
Have MWC LA’s announcements reflected these trends? Which innovations are here to stay? Which verticals are the most promising for telcos to grow revenue beyond core? Have we found the killer 5G use case for consumers yet?
Join GSMA Intelligence and analysts from the whole telecoms ecosystem as they return on key announcements from the show for a lively debate on the future of the industry.