5G Networks – Going Private
Private mobile and fixed networks have been around for many years but on a small scale and in specialised applications. This is set to change with a new release of the 5G specification which focuses on enabling 5G to be used in a host of new applications ranging from farms to factories and from mining to warehouses. But to make this happen, most enterprises wishing to deploy 5G will need to set up and operate a private 5G network tailored to their requirements. Providing this missing link has attracted much interest and not a little hype. In reality, spectrum and devices are limitations at present, but the things are moving quickly, and rapid growth is forecast. Those preparing now will be best positioned to benefit as 5G is used in ever more diverse applications.