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5G standards are looming and MNOs must work with partners to resolve business case challenges

Roberto Kompany Senior Analyst, Research

"3GPP will release non-standalone (NSA) 5G standards in December 2017, but MNOs must develop a robust plan for their 5G network upgrades that looks beyond mobile broadband."

Analysys Mason attended the annual Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum held in London in November 2017. At this high-profile event, the Huawei delegates emphasised the opportunities that 5G will present not just to the telecoms industry, as well as the wider economy and other industry verticals.

This article analyses some of the challenges that mobile network operators (MNOs) will face with 5G despite the positive messages pushed by vendors.