5G and the European Operators: Technology Perspective

5G and the European Operators: Technology Perspective"5G, in its fullest implementation, will enable more efficiency, provide higher performance with assured quality of service, support new applications, and generate new revenue streams," said John Delaney, associate VP of Mobility Research in Europe. In this IDC report, we provide an overview of European operators' expectations for 5G capabilities. The report is based on in-depth interviews with six European mobile operators, as well as with the GSMA, that were carried out during 3Q and 4Q17.

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
Data Rate and Capacity
Lower Latency
Denser Connectivity
Network Slicing: A Key Characteristic of 5G Networks
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
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
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