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MTS: “No business case” for 5G

While the 5G enthusiasts often hit the headlines with visions of AI-driven robots and virtual reality, many operators remain sceptical of the new business models 5G will drive, at least in the short term. Vasyl Latsanych, CMO at Russia’s largest telco, MTS, echoed the sentiments we hear from many of our MNO research contacts – that 5G, for now, remains a series of what-ifs, with no clear answers. Latsanych told the an investor conference in London: “There is no finalized technology, no network equipment available, no frequency allocation in any of our countries, and it is not in our plans for 2017 or 2018. There are no terminals – and they don’t seem to be coming – and there is…

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