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Special Report: New operators

We have often expressed frustration at the slowness of traditional mobile operators to embrace new business models and support new services, especially those targeted at enterprise, industrial and indoor usage. In the current 4G era, the MNOs have discussed openly how most of them find it hard to make a strong business case for these services. Certainly, they would require new areas of investment – deep indoor penetration being a good example – which would not obviously be justified by significant additional revenues. In 5G this misalignment of MNO deployment models with the needs of enterprise sectors will become more serious. It risks derailing some of the grand 5G and industrial strategy visions which many governments have set out, and…

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