Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA hold his speech in Moscow at round table in Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, January 30.
Global industry investments will be focused on 4G and 4.5G in the 2025 horizon. But the 5G transition is already ON in more than 30 countries. However, Economics, not Technology dominates the 5G discussion/ Telco industry needs not only to improve efficiency but also to demonstrate that an associated growth story can be created in a 5G world. Concerning use cases – 5G is an enabler for digitalization of all other industries (smart mobility, AR/VR, Entertainment, Industry 4.0, Healthcare, Smart Grid). But scale and Ecosystem Maturity still needed. Anyway, spectrum is a key enabler of any 5G roadmap.