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This report is based on a survey of mobile operators. The survey covers such topics as current LTE-Advanced investment priorities, interest in Cloud-RAN, attitudes toward small cells, and what these decision-makers think 5G can accomplish.


  • Increased capacity is a big driver behind network investments.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn why operators' attitudes toward deploying metro cells is improving.
  • Gain insight into what operators hope 5G will accomplish.

Key questions answered

  • Is interest in Cloud-RAN primarily limited to a few markets in Asia?
  • What do operators hope to get from 5G?
  • Why are operators more positive about metro cell deployments?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Operators’ Plans for LTE Investments, RAN Virtualization, Small Cells, and 5G

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