Armita Satari

July 3, 2023

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Whether it be 5G-SA deployments or initial NSA network rollouts, efforts and investments into 5G are poised to continue.

This survey report provides first-hand insights from industry professionals into the current state of 5G standalone, the challenges to deploy it, and how to monetise services to drive better return on investment.

It also shares insights on what the newly emerging vendor partnership models in 5G core are, what are the best ways to disseminate information and learnings, and what the impacts of security checks on user performance can be. Further, it presents the key concerns in operator security breaches impacting customer personal identifiable information (PII) and how Open RAN security fares against traditional RAN.

This survey report is sponsored by IEEE DiscoveryPoint for Communication, VIAVI, and associate sponsored by Blue Wireless.

Here are some of the key findings from the survey report:

  • The respondents see a clear value in deploying 5G-SA as three in four state that they either have already completed standalone or will be rolling it out at some point in the next 4 years.

  • But there main several key challenges to the progress of standalone. The main barrier faced in the deployment of 5G-SA is the lack of viable monetisation models to justify investments as the business case remains unclear with more than half of all votes.

  • When it comes to monetisation capabilities, 5G enterprise private networks is the clear favourite capability with nearly three in five votes.

  • About three in four participants believe security checks will likely have a negative impact on user performance in 5G enterprise networks. But two in five believe testing will allow them to strike the right balance between security and user performance.

  • With regards to security breaches in a network operator that compromised subscribers’ PII, the audience reaches a clear consensus with seven in ten voting for brand and reputational risks as the most significant concern.

You can download the report to find out more and to see the details and analyses behind these headline findings. In addition, we have also included the full survey results in the report as an Appendix, for your easy reference.

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