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Nov 2017 - Technology Assessment - Doc # EMEA43208317

5G and the European Operators: Technology Perspective

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

What Makes 5G 5G?

5G = NR: A Simple Definition, But Also a Limited One

The 5G Core Has a Key Role Too

Technologies That Are Not 5G, But That Will Play a Key Role in 5G Networks

Future Outlook

What Will 5G Networks Do?

New Capabilities That 5G Will Bring to Mobile Users

Figure: 5G Will Deliver Improvements in Three Aspects of Network Performance

Data Rate and Capacity

Lower Latency

Denser Connectivity
Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks
Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications
Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks
Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

Denser Connectivity

Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks
Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks

Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

Lower Latency

Denser Connectivity

Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks
Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks

Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

Denser Connectivity

Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks

Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks

Figure: Network Slicing Enables 5G Networks to Perform Differently for Different Applications

What Capabilities do European Operators Expect From 5G?

EE: Expectations for 5G Capability

GSMA: Expectations for 5G Capability

Orange: Expectations for 5G Capability

Swisscom: Expectations for 5G Capability

Telefónica: Expectations for 5G Capability

Telenor: Expectations for 5G Capability

Vodafone: Expectations for 5G Capability

Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

Regulators Work to Avoid 5G Spectrum Fragmentation

Early Spectrum Bands for 5G in Europe

Figure: Three Spectrum Bands Will Feature in Early European 5G Deployment

700MHz: Coverage Spectrum

3.4–3.8GHz: Capacity Spectrum

26–28GHz: Terra Incognita

Refarming Spectrum for 5G

European Operators' Views on Spectrum in 5G

GSMA: Spectrum in 5G

Orange: Spectrum in 5G

Swisscom: Spectrum in 5G

Telefónica: Spectrum in 5G

Telenor: Spectrum in 5G

Vodafone: Spectrum in 5G

Essential Guidance

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Synopsis

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