Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ericsson Publishes 5G Readiness Survey of Global Operators

Key drivers for 5G will be future revenue streams and cost saving, according to a new "5G Readiness Survey" published by Ericsson.

The "5G Readiness Survey" was based on input from 50 executives at 29 global operators who had announced their intentions for 5G. Ericsson said its report presents a snapshot of the state of the industry in relation to next-generation mobile technology.

The survey lists the pilots that Ericsson is currently running with a wide range of industry partners in order to identify their needs and construct sustainable digital solutions for whole industry segments.  

According to the survey, operators can take steps now to ensure a smooth transition to 5G. Such activities include forging new strategies, investing in development and trials and evaluating and adopting new use cases and business models.

Arun Bansal, Head of Business Unit Network Products, Ericsson says: "Ericsson believes that 5G is the foundation for realizing the full potential of the Networked Society. We are partnering with our customers to be early to 5G by driving standards, building the strongest global 5G ecosystem and helping them innovate with 5G solutions that are purpose-built for real-world applications. Our goal is to have our customers minimize risk and ensure success during this critical transformation."