It's apparent that the 5G revolution that's already impacting the communications networking and services sector is a very different beast from the previous generational steps taken by our industry.
What might be classified as commercial 5G services or production 5G networks might be some way off -- the timescales are flexible, depending on who you're talking to -- but the 5G revolution is already impacting the decision-making processes at communications service providers around the world. (See AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials, TeliaSonera, Ericsson Join 5G Early Movers, Russia's MTS to Trial 5G in 2018, Verizon CEO: US Commercial 5G Starts in 2017 and DoCoMo & EE Share 5G Visions.)
In a nutshell, 5G is a big deal.
In addition to the day-to-day reporting from the Light Reading team, you'll find special contributed columns from Heavy Reading analysts such as Gabriel Brown and industry experts. Here are a few highlights from our 5G coverage this week:
- Why 5G? Where Is the Value?
- Ericsson's CTO on a 5G Future
- 5G: As Close as You'll Get to a Jet Pack!
- Tele2 Gets 5G-Ready With NFV Moves
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— Ray Le Maistre, , Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading