MWC Says 5G Is Here: Maybe for Consumers, but Surely Not for Verticals

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1Q 2019 | IN-5435


It Is All about Verticals


At MWC19, Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) and their partners highlighted that the future for telcos and their entire ecosystem will be defined by their ability to grow their business in vertical markets. Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, SK Telecom, and Intel are just few of the companies that showcased use cases for vertical markets, such as industrial automation, cloud gaming, private Long-Term Evolution (LTE), and smart transport systems at their respective MWC19 stands. 5G will play a role in vertical markets supporting innovative use cases, and accelerating MSPs’ opportunities. The conversation, however, is more complex than this and MSPs must learn the needs and the dos and don’ts of each market that they want to address. MSPs must understand vertical markets, learn about 5G, and, most importantly, combine vertical knowledge with the potential of 5G. To do so, MSPs must gain the trust of vertical markets, engage with vertical-focused players, successfully deliver solutions, and evolve their internal structure to be able to compete in a fragmented e…

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