Radio Access Networks: Trends and opportunities for towercos
Enda Hardiman shares his views
Traditional telco structures are evolving rapidly. Evolution cuts across traditional domains of demarcation within individual telcos and between competing telcos. Competitive advantage can be secured by accurate identification of trends. This holds across the TMT sector overall, and is particularly manifest in the case of towercos. The advent of 5G will have far reaching effects. The imminence of ubiquitous 5G is however often overstated. 4G deployment will continue for some time. Deployment will however be in a context that allows rapid transit to 5G as 5G matures. Enda Hardiman of consultancy Hardiman Telecommunications considers issues and opportunities that present.