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In this survey, mobile and converged operators demonstrated a good understanding of what 5G should be. Respondents indicated that they preferred to leverage much of their current LTE investments to support future 5G deployments.


  • The importance of SDN and NFV as key enablers of 5G appears to not be fully understood by operators.

Features and Benefits

  • Reveals what operators think are the most important features for 5G.
  • Shows what operators think about their current LTE investments and how those investments will support 5G.

Key questions answered

  • What are some of the most important factors a 5G vendor should have?
  • How do mobile operators rank 5G features of speed, latency, and IoT support in terms of importance?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Operators Weigh In on 5G: A Global Survey

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