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Private cellular and edge pre-empt 5G in industrial use cases

We have often commented on the revival of private cellular networks, a breed which was widely expected to disappear as LTE became increasingly capable of supporting specialized requirements such as vehicle or emergency services networks. While fully proprietary technology may have only very niche roles these days, there is a strong growth in the number of enterprises which want to use LTE or 5G to transform their operations, but want to plan and control those systems rather than trusting to the public network. According to a new report from Global Market Insights, the private LTE networks market will be worth about $27bn by 2024. The more critical wireless connectivity becomes to businesses, the more they will need it to be…

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