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3GPP, ETSI focus on enterprise, MNOs are still a block on progress

The next release of 5G standards, 3GPP Release 16, will help to deliver the platform’s key promise – to enable a wide range of enterprise and IoT services, expanding the cellular model well beyond voice and mobile broadband for the first time. ETSI, too, is broadening the remit of its standards work to look beyond operators, to other sectors which can leverage 5G to change their business. However, the potential of 5G to help industrial organizations to transform their processes and services will be limited if everything is left to the MNOs. Most operators acknowledge that they are finding it hard to firm up a business case for many IoT and enterprise use cases. Those which are pushing further into…

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