5G SA networks to unlock $700 bn

The GSMA has asked pioneers in 5G to develop a guidelines document to unlock $700 billion in enterprise opportunities and for governments to fully realise societal benefits delivered by mobile communications.

The areas include advanced public safety networks, e-education and e-health and it will combine the high performance of new radio with cloud-native core networks.

5G SA realises all of the expected capabilities for 5G, high throughput, low latency, high reliability and will enable operators to expose these network features to third parties.

“The deployment of fully virtualized networks using 5G Stand Alone Cores, thereby facilitating Edge Computing and Network Slicing, will enable enterprises and governments to reap the many benefits from high throughput, ultra-low latency and IoT to improve productivity and enhance services to their customers,” said Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA.

“5G Stand Alone Option 2 can meet various and more stringent requirements and provide optimal and differentiated solutions, thereby empowering more businesses and unlocking the potential of many services. 5G is changing our society and life,” said Liu Guiqing, Executive Vice President, China Telecom.

“NTT DOCOMO has been actively promoting virtualisation of our core network; we believe that this virtualisation technology is already mature and that our operational know-how will be our advantage. In the future we expect to build dedicated networks, optimised for consumer use cases, such as AR /VR and gaming,” said Hiroyuki Oto, General Manager of Core Network Development Department, NTT DOCOMO.

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