March 12, 2018
Blog: 5G business case still far from clear
Since the 3GPP released the 5G New Radio (NR) specification for non-standalone (NSA) operation in late December 2017, the mobile industry experienced a flood of 5G announcements by vendors and operators. Of course, the swell only accelerated at the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Ooredoo made the boldest claim, saying in a release it is “racing ahead on the path to 5G” and is the world’s first to have “5G New Radio with commercial equipment suitable for business customers” sporting speeds of 2.3Gb/s.
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, announced it will start large-scale 5G trials in Q2 in 17 cities supporting 11 types of services and applications.