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5G must be enterprise-driven, but is Ericsson wasting the chance to profit?

We have written it so many times in recent years; and operators and vendors have said it so many times – if 5G deployment is to be cost-justified, beyond a few showcase networks, it must support a wide range of high value enterprise services. The consumer broadband model is dead as a source of growth or decent profitability. Like voice before it, it will continue to deliver cashflow, market share and other good things. But no operator can build out a new network without additional sources of revenue and growth. It all seems so obvious, especially as LTE enhancements, including ‘Gigabit LTE’ (see separate item), can easily support changes in consumer demand for years to come. Yet many operators are…

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