Private Networks at MWC – A Lot of Talk, But Where is the Action?

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By Leo Gergs | 2Q 2022 | IN-6499


Private Networks Dominated the Discussions at Mobile World Congress


At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Private Networks were the star of the show. Looking back at the event, nearly every single discussion at some point arrived at private networks ambitions and industry initiatives, as well as enterprises’ pain points and their requirements towards digitization enabled through private cellular. 

This conceptual talk and general industry interest was combined with a few very concrete product/solution announcements. IT vendor Cisco, for example, announced its Private 5G Solution, which will support both Wi-Fi 6 and private cellular. Similarly, the United States network operator AT&T used the stage to announce its new “Private 5G Edge” in collaboration with Microsoft.

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But what were these discussions about? After all, this is what determines their impact within the industry. Certainly, a lot of commercial discussions (around potential partnerships for example) might or might have …

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