Much of the talk at MWC 2018 was focused on the practical issues surrounding 5G, such as the migration path for operators launching in non-standalone mode and the need to build capacity in transport networks.
- Commercial massive-MIMO products were widely on show at MWC, but other technologies that will support 5G use cases have yet to mature.
Features and Benefits
- Read about how the major vendors at MWC said they will support both non-standalone and standalone 5G networks.
- Find out how increased demands on transport networks arising from 5G should open up opportunities in areas including both backhaul and fronthaul.
Key questions answered
- What were the major vendors saying about their 5G plans at MWC 2018?
- What were the key topics under discussion at this year's MWC?
Table of contents
5G support for use cases other than eMBB and FWA will take time
Massive MIMO goes on show
Preferred option emerges for non-standalone 5G NR deployment
5G will need more fixed capacity