Light Reading – 5G Guru Predicts Rollout Disparity

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of consulting firm Northstream and a former C-level telco executive, thinks “mass” deployments of 5G are at least six years away and that many operators will be in no hurry to launch it.

Nordström was speaking to Light Reading on the same day the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) issued a report complaining about the state of the country’s 4G networks and urging the government to take immediate steps on 5G planning or risk further disappointment.

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The likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google “like that operators are rolling out networks all over the world, but they think it’s happening too slowly, and they think it’s too costly, so they’re experimenting quite a lot,” noted Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of Swedish consultancy Northstream. Unlike telcos, these online giants have none of the legacy, [...]
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