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Considering Private 5G? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Whether you like it or not, private 5G is here (at least for a while) to stay. According to some estimates, by 2026, there will be more than 20,000 private wireless networks (LTE and 5G) costing enterprises over $5 billion.

Private 5G has wireless has the potential to revolutionize networking, delivering greater bandwidth and lower latency for critical business applications. But that doesn’t mean its rollout or application has been smooth. Rather, while many 5G users are seeing improved performance compared to older tech, these 5G services are generally underperforming expectations.

How, then, can an enterprise benefit from private 5G’s strengths while avoiding the technology’s pitfalls?

In this guide, we’ll address the following questions:

  • What are the ideal applications for private 5G networks?
  • What are the best strategies for implementing a private 5G architecture?
  • Is private 5G is right for your business?
  • What’s next for 5G wireless?