What does innovation mean for Asian towercos?
Infrastructure providers talk about the impact of 5G and how to adapt to the future
For the last few months, the emergence of 5G have kept many towerco executives awake at night. The new technology will have an unprecedented impact on mobile networks and infrastructure players are wondering how to accommodate the evolving requirements of their clients, from new energy setups to the need for lighter, shorter poles and indoor densification. We invited several telecom infrastructure executives and experts to analyse how towercos should transform their offer and business model in preparation for 5G. Here are some exclusive insights from the 6th TowerXchange Meetup Asia.
Although nobody in the industry is 100% sure about how 5G networks will look like — and indeed, 5G networks will vary from country to country depending on the spectrum used — everybody knows that many more sites will be required.