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Cut Through The Hype To Assess Your Need For 5G-Enabled IoT Use Cases

How To Gauge The Readiness Of 5G And Its Impact On Your IoT Network Strategy

May 16, 2019

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The hype around 5G is at fever pitch, with network operators and device and equipment manufacturers making near-daily announcements regarding new deployment initiatives or highlighting potential 5G benefits for vertical industries. 5G networks promise to let enterprises deploy internet of things (IoT)-enabled use cases requiring high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and differentiated service characteristics — but infrastructure and operations (I&O) stakeholders must cut through the hype and understand that 5G networks won't be available on a wide scale for many years. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • 5G Networks Are Here, But When Will They Be Near You?
  • Focus On Use Cases To Determine The Impact Of 5G Networks
  • Recommendations

  • Assess The Impact Of 5G Network Evolution On Your IoT Strategy
  • Supplemental Material
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