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.



Executive Summary

Expectations of 5G are high, with many assuming it will deliver a transformative promised land – an improved end-user experience, new applications, new business models and new services riding swiftly on the back of gigabit speeds, improved network performance and reliability. 5G networks and services, standing as they do on the shoulders of successful 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks, are forecast by independent economic studies to deliver very significant economic gains.


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