This is a guide for enterprise IT teams that want to understand what ‘true’ 5G might be able to bring to their businesses – and when. It also looks at the implications of network virtualisation and network slicing, key concepts often associated with 5G.
There are dozens of wireless technologies to choose from, and serving those technologies, hundreds more choices – for deployment, infrastructure, handsets, software, services, pricing and reach.
It’s our job at Real Wireless to get granular with all this and provide independent advice so clients can adopt the right combination of technologies to bring the most benefit to their businesses.
When our enterprise clients are looking to improve their connectivity infrastructure – be that for a port, a hospital, a stadium, a transport terminal or in part of a city – they want to understand how major changes like 5G might impact their investment decisions.
The aim of this guide is to provide a realistic take on how we see the 5G roadmap evolving – what’s happening today, what’s likely to happen in the near future – and how significant shifts in network architecture like virtualisation and network slicing will affect services, costs and supply chain.