Setting the Scene for 5G

Opportunities and Challenges

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This report sets out the landscape for ICT policy-makers, national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and operators as the expectation of 5G technologies to transform citizens, businesses, governments and economies becomes a reality.This report highlights 16 key issues – and responses – for policy-makers to consider as they formulate strategies to stimulate investment in 5G networks. Together they represent powerful means of calibrating an overall approach across major aspects of migration and, where appropriate, embarking on a judiciously facilitated, accelerated transition to 5G.



Key challenges in rolling out 5G

This section reviews the key challenges faced by telecom operators rolling out 5G networks. Particular focus is given to how appropriate regulation and government policy might help wireless operators to deploy small cells, fibre backhaul as well as the use of spectrum.


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