Top Five 5G Spectrum and Use Takeaways from #MWC22 Day 2 – Insights from Keynotes and Panels

Day Two of Mobile World Congress 2022 did not disappoint, delivering additional key takeaways about the 5G present and future. Leading stakeholders from the private sector and government shared insights on making the 5G value proposition a reality, from developing killer apps to the tech needed to bring them to market.

  1. Enterprise customers want their telco to be a “tech co” that provides tailored cloud computing, data analytics and cybersecurity as well as connectivity.
  2. 5G unlocks private network opportunities for enterprise users opening up the possibility of bespoke networks as opposed to using public networks.
  3. A rich metaverse experience will require pairing 5G and cloud computing. For mobile operators this means the possibility of offering the 5G metaverse as a service.
  4. The largest entertainment vertical by revenue is gaming which generates 10X the revenue of another giant vertical – music ($300 billion and $28 billion respectively).
  5. Spectrum pipeline candidates have been identified. For additional 5G mid-band: 3.1-3.45 GHz, 4 GHz and 7-8 GHz. For 6G: 7-16 GHz.  

5G capabilities have arrived and the challenge in the market is to best leverage those capabilities to offer compelling new services to public and private enterprises and consumers. Meeting those demands will require more spectrum, as will laying the groundwork for the inevitable sixth generation of wireless technology.

Are you at #MWC22 this week? We’d love to catch up! Reach out to anyone in the Wiley delegation: Megan BrownScott DelacourtJosh TurnerEdgar ClassCharles McKeeKat ScottSara Baxenberg, and Steve Conley. Stay tuned to Wiley Connect for more updates from the conference!

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