The World Teleport Association (WTA) has released Factoring 5G into the Future, a new research report detailing the opportunities and challenges of the coming deployment of 5G mobile for teleport and satellite operators. The report explains the technology, the industry partnerships shaping the standards and the market-specific opportunities that deployment will bring, from expansion of IoT to communication with moving vehicles to the next step in video distribution.
“A lot is being written about 5G,” said executive director Robert Bell, “but not enough about what it specifically means for service providers in the satellite space. We interviewed executives from teleport operators, satellite operators, technology companies, mobile network operators, space agencies and industry associations to uncover the reality inside the 5G hype, as we know it today.”
The 5G standard will not be finalized until 2020 and there are no 5G mobile handsets available today. It is still vital, the report argues, for teleport and satellite operators to participate in its development, because 5G is more than a mobile standard. It is a new architecture, evolving from features already added to 4G, for how most of the world will communicate. A “satellite-friendly” 5G will only emerge if teleport and satellite operators educate themselves on its development and find ways to contribute. This report provides a starting point for executives who want to take action today to ensure their long-term success.
WTA members can access the report by signing in to their accounts on the WTA website. Non-members can purchase the report for US$1650.