Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 28

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With the imminent arrival of the 5G revolution , the world ’ s leading companies will likely depend on secure , reliable and efficient power and network infrastructure to help them achieve their business goals .
• 51 % cited increased operational efficiencies as a major reason for the transition . In surprising contrast , only 31 % of respondents named cost savings as a top reason for deploying 5G .
• 47 % believe the biggest barrier to 5G transition lies in not fully understanding its potential uses and benefits or not having them fully validated .
• 57 % of US respondents and 46 % of European respondents ranked operating costs ( OpEx ) of 5G as the top power / energy deployment concern . In addition , 46 % of all respondents named reliability in power infrastructure as a concern , while 44 % named power infrastructure costs as a concern .
Powering 5G networks securely and reliably
Looking ahead , the arrival of 5G and the ability to leverage its advanced capabilities without interruption demands two key criteria : security and reliability . In fact , survey respondents whose business has entered or completed the 5G network provider selection phase ranked security as the most selected criteria regarding network provider selection ( at 57 %).
“ With the imminent arrival of the 5G revolution , the world ’ s leading companies will likely depend on secure , reliable and efficient power and network infrastructure to help them achieve their business goals and advance their operations and communications ,” said Radjassamy . p
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