Open for Debate: Is the Industry Moving Fast Enough on Standalone 5G?
In many ways, the fundamental 5G value proposition rests on a deployment of Standalone 5G. Today’s non-Standalone deployments have delivered some incredible new services, but much of the 5G digital transformation promise relies on features and use cases that are only fully realized with Standalone 5G networks. And yet, even as we approach one billion 5G subscriptions globally, Standalone 5G network launches still number just over twenty.
The industry expects Standalone 5G deployments to accelerate in 2022 and going forward. Deployment momentum, however, will rest on the answer to some key questions.
- Deployment: What has held up Standalone 5G deployments so far?
- Support? What will drive new deployments? What does the industry need to do in order to support them?
- Future Growth? Hype and promise aside, what will Standalone truly deliver? And, can that translate into new revenue growth?
GSMA Intelligence analysts and special guests answer these questions (and more) leveraging our own research, our latest work with operators, and insights from the ecosystem.
- Mathew Iji, Director of Forecasting & Modelling
- Radhika Gupta, Head of Data Acquisition, GSMA Intelligence
- Tim Hatt, Head of Research and Consulting, GSMA Intelligence
- Zahid Ghadialy, Principal Analyst and Consultant, 3G4G