How will 5G affect infrastructure, and who will own and operate the networks of the future?
Panels throughout the TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018 tackled one of the biggest questions
While 5G rollout will open up huge opportunities for infrastructure owners and neutral hosts to expand their role and service offerings, there is still very little clarity around both the timescale for network densification and how those networks will be owned and operated. We brought together experts from BT, Russian Towers, Service Telecom, Philips Lytle, Cellnex, OpenCell, JCDecaux Link and Vertical across two days, to discuss the timelines and possible outcomes for the rollout of future networks.
When will 5G roll out?
The US and Korea seem to be leading the way in terms of rolling out ‘5G infrastructure’ with massive MIMO working better than expected in San Francisco already.