The early days of 5G have been focused on delivering enhancements to consumer experience. All these improvements have been focused on improvements to network connectivity. 2021 will start to deliver the real excitement that 5G promises. We will start to see commercially live standalone 5G networks that will revolutionise enterprise 5G service delivery and enable lucrative new services and accelerate 5G network ROI for global service providers.
The emergence of standalone networks will herald the development and launch of network embedded services. These new offerings will create a 5G value plane that will bridge the business and IT functions in a service provider with the full capabilities of a 5G network.