13 Nov 2018

Keysight 5G Survey Reveals Reasons for 5G Technology Investment

Keysight has undertaken a review of enterprises that are planning to introduce and use 5G. IT reveals some interesting reasons for the interest in 5G and also for the reasons why copies want to invest in the technology.

With 5G technology starting trial deployments, understanding the reasons why companies want to take advantage of it, can enable suppliers to much better meet the needs of users.

The Keysight 2018 State of 5G survey reveals that companies primarily invest in 5G technology to secure market leadership, meet customer demand, and take advantage of flexible and scalable networks.

The Keysight 2018 State of 5G Survey shows that 54% of companies surveyed are already adopting 5G technologies with 46 percent citing securing market leadership early in the 5G lifecycle as the primary driver for their investments. And, more than two thirds of respondents said they are actively seeking 5G test solutions to accelerate the development or rollout out of 5G technology.

“To meet customer demand and establish market leadership, equipment manufacturers and service providers need early access to 5G test tools and capabilities,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Wireless Devices and Operators at Keysight Technologies. “Keysight’s close collaborations with industry consortia and market leaders, deep technical experts, and end-to-end 5G test solutions are empowering the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development and commercialisation.”

63% of the respondents to the Keysight survey expect higher reliability and lower latency to create the biggest impact from 5G technology. These aspects are important to address new business opportunities. Respondents indicated that the top three benefits of implementing 5G technology are faster networks, greater IoT enablement, and connected car proliferation.

By leveraging new and existing technologies including wider bandwidths in millimetre-wave frequencies, massive MIMO and virtualised networks, 5G will deliver a multitude of benefits to meet customer demand across a wide range of vertical industries.

“The fact that many respondents are looking for test solutions means that those inventing and deploying the technology want to ensure their implementations perform as expected while securing a market leadership position,” stated Roger Nichols, 5G program manager at Keysight Technologies. “Many of these technologies, or combinations of technologies, are new to the radio communications world, which is why the industry is looking for tools to help them analyse, design, measure, and validate designs that rely on these technologies.”

The full report can be downloaded from the Keysight website.

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