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The potential benefits of 5G networks in enterprise applications are broad. Gains in connection speeds and lower latency promise to deliver lightning-fast downloads, high-definition video collaboration, and better performing virtual desktop and mobile infrastructure solutions. While much of the industry believes 5G will be transformative for business, how it will trigger such transformation remains unclear.


  • 5G will improve some enterprise use cases, but not most. There are clear benefits for IoT, mobile collaboration, VoLTE, and VMI, but without compelling evidence of added value, 5G threatens to suffer the same slow adoption rates of 4G.

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  • Evaluates the business case of 5G for enterprises.
  • Assesses the possible implications on enterprise services.

Key questions answered

  • How will 5G be transformative for businesses?
  • What are the use cases outside of IoT?
  • What are the messages for service providers?

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