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This report identifies four key areas that operators need to address as part of the transition from LTE to 5G.


  • The first gigabit LTE networks are starting to be rolled out and a raft of new technologies is available to operators to help drive LTE closer to 1Gbps performance. The time to start considering how and where these technologies might be introduced into the network is now.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand which technologies that can be implemented in LTE today will carry over to 5G, and how spectrum choices will impact the transition.
  • Recognize which 5G business cases can start to be addressed with today’s LTE networks.

Key questions answered

  • What are the four key areas that operators should address in readiness for the transition to 5G?
  • What benefits can follow if these key areas are addressed in a timely way?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations


  • The promise of 5G


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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