Light Reading – 5G Spectrum to Cost Less Than 4G, Says Expert

Technology innovation and the use of lower frequency bands could help to reduce the expense of 5G rollout, but there is a growing expectation that deployment will take a very long time, and that 5G will co-exist with more advanced versions of 4G LTE technology for many years.

“Operators will buy kit that can largely be used for 4G and then gradually move to 5G when devices come into the market,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream consulting group. “It is realistic to expect that a lot more 4G will happen over the next five years.”

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