This webinar will give an overview of our latest forecast.
While most enterprises and industries have aspirations to use cellular connectivity to support programmes to make processes more digital and efficient, too few can access networks which are fully reliable, let alone optimized for particular requirements such as low latency. Fewer than half of enterprises say that mobile quality of service is adequate, and only about XX% would trust cellular networks with critical communications.
This report argues that four trends, if well supported by regulators, operators and the broader ecosystem, can deliver high quality mobile connectivity – 4G and later 5G – to all kinds of industries and public sector organizations, in a way that is affordable both for the enterprises and the service providers. Those four enablers are:
• Spectrum and other support for greater diversity of operators to complement MNO activities, since MNOs often find specialized enterprise requirements are at odds with their business model. Alternative providers include private network operators, neutral hosts and enterprise integrators.
• Shared spectrum, a key factor in enabling new service providers and lowering barriers to entry.
• Self-contained RAN and core technologies, often virtualized, are emerging, allowing enterprises and their partners to have full control of cellular connectivity, including aspects such as access control. New open architectures will further reduce costs and lower barriers to new providers.
• Co-investment across ecosystem will be essential, with the costs and rewards split between enterprises, operators and other partners.
This report tracks and forecasts the development of these trends so far.