In our last event the Small Cell SIG was looking forward to the arrival of the DCMS Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review as we took the temperature on the UK's readiness for 5G. Now, having digested the report, we explore some of the opportunities that have been identified.
Opportunities are highlighted; opening the supply chain to new entrants through verticals such as industrial applications, neutral host business opportunities and private networks to address those hard to reach coverage and capacity locations. Global trends in flexible 5G licensing strategies – many countries are progressing down this path - and the potential for shared access models focussed on 3.6-3.8GHz (later upto 4.2GHz) are muted. But haven’t we heard these aspirations before…? What commercial and policy approaches can deliver change, and surely the small cell provides an ideal pioneering focal point to bring about change.
For full event details including the agenda and speakers, visit the Cambridge Wireless event page.