For many global telecom providers, 5G rollout is front and center in their strategies for 2021 and beyond. This is set to be a 2 trillion-dollar opportunity, and telecoms are expected to invest $126 billion in 5G networking and services by 2023.
Not only are they investing in infrastructure, but also in the software and skills needed to build and operate these networks. The aim being to reduce costs while delivering new services to customers — all under a consistent architecture.
As an open-source, cloud-based and software-defined technology, 5G improves greatly on its predecessors. Boasting data rates of up to 20GB/s, 99.99% network reliability, and around 10x less latency than 4G, it represents a technological leap with enormous potential.
While today we see early 5G interest across many industries beyond mobile phones (in public,...