The growing strategic importance of private networks is reflected in industry R&D programs and is being addressed directly in the 3GPP standards process. There is great interest in 5G for private networks, and in when the 5G market might start to take off.When it does, it's anticipated that the major revenue opportunity in private networks will be over the medium term, probably in the three- to five-year timeframe.
Operators, when asked about engagement model, said they are keen to work with vendor and systems integrator partners, but tend to think the operator will lead the project.
This Heavy Reading report summarises the findings from a survey to telecommunication operators, aiming to gauge the levels of interest and engagement in operator-led private network projects.
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