cannot fully rely on 5G public infrastructure
for delivery,” added Fabre.
Top use cases for 5G
IoT communications remains the most
popular target use case for 5G, with 59%
of the organisations surveyed expecting
5G-capable networks to be widely used for
this purpose. The next most popular use
case is video, which was chosen by 53% of
Status of 5G deployment
a portfolio of digital twin initiatives that
provide short (within one year) and
midrange (within five years) paybacks.
Simultaneously, they need to conduct
a threat and opportunity analysis of their
current business ecosystem, incorporating
digital twin developments by competitors
or partners. More detailed analysis is
available to Gartner clients in Hype Cycle
for IT in GCC, 2018.
Analysts are set to share expert advice
on ‘How to Plan for the Digital Future’ at
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, March 4 to 6
2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Survey reveals two-thirds of
organisations intend to deploy 5G
Meanwhile, Gartner has revealed that 66% of
organisations plan to deploy 5G by 2020.
That’s according to the company’s new 5G
use case and adoption survey which showed
that organisations expect 5G networks to
be mainly used for Internet of Things (IoT)
communications and video, with operational
efficiency being the key driver.
“In terms of 5G adoption, end-user
organisations have clear demands and
expectations for 5G use cases,” said Sylvain
Fabre, Senior Research Director at Gartner.
“However, one major issue that 5G
users face is the lack of readiness of
INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS
To fully exploit 5G,
a new network
topology is required,
including new network
elements such as
core network slicing
and radio network
communications service providers (CSPs).
Their 5G networks are not available or capable
enough for the needs of organisations.”
To fully exploit 5G, a new network topology
is required, including new network elements
such as edge computing, core network slicing
and radio network densification.
“In the short to medium term,
organisations wanting to leverage 5G for use
cases such as IoT communications, video,
control and automation, fixed wireless
access and high-performance edge analytics
Gartner predicts that, by 2022, half of the
CSPs that have completed commercial
5G deployments will fail to monetise
their back-end technology infrastructure
investments, due to systems not fully
meeting 5G use case requirements.
“Most CSPs will only achieve a complete
end-to-end 5G infrastructure on their public
networks during the 2025-to-2030 time
frame – as they focus on 5G radio first, then
core slicing and edge computing,” said Fabre.
Gartner advises that, to meet the
demands of businesses, technology product
managers planning 5G infrastructure
solutions should focus on 5G networks that
offer not only 5G radio but also core slicing
and edge computing infrastructure and
services for private networks.
CSPs alone may not fully satisfy the
short-to-midterm demands of organisations
that are keen to deploy 5G quickly.
“Private networks for enterprises will be
the most direct option for businesses that
want to benefit from 5G capabilities early
on,” added Fabre.
“These networks may be offered
not only by CSPs but also directly by
infrastructure vendors – and not just by the
traditional large vendors of infrastructure,
but also by suppliers with cloud and
Gartner clients can read more in the
report Survey Analysis: Product Leaders
Must Have a Robust 5G Plan to Meet
Expectations of End Users.