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Flexible spectrum usage will be essential to deliver 5G’s economic potential

While the COVID-19 outbreak threatens to slow down or halt activity in many industries, in 5G it may prove to be a stimulus as more people become reliant on their networks to keep working and socializing. But while governments, employers and vendors are already talking about 5G’s potential to change the way business is conducted, even after the crisis is over, many of their visions will be impossible to realize without access to more spectrum, on a more flexible basis, than many regulators currently envisage, in the short term at least. It seems likely that 5G will be deployed by a far greater diversity of operators, including enterprise providers, wholesalers and neutral hosts, in order to share the cost burden…

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