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Why Should Carriers Embrace Private 5G Networks?


Just as Microsoft transitioned from on-prem products to cloud-enabled services, a similar transition will happen with mobile networks. CSPs are comfortable with today’s business model with SIM cards, mobile devices, and IoT devices. However, once you step into the world of edge, this unlocks huge potential and many different capabilities. In this segment, Jim Brisimitzis, Founder and General Partner at 5G Open Innovation Lab, discusses how carriers are embracing 5G. He believes that while CSPs have spent billions of dollars buying spectrum for use by their consumer customers, there is a lot of opportunity for standing up those private networks for enterprises. He explains that there is potential in offering relatable services that expose more of their network capabilities beyond private cellular networks. He discusses the potential opportunities for carriers and how the 5G Open Innovation Lab is helping to support this.

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The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.