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Are consultancies key for implementing 5G?

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PA Consulting’s Tim Devine, a technology expert, discusses the role of consultancies in enabling businesses to reap the benefits of 5G. 

The article explains that there is a hype around 5G, however many organisations are still unsure of the potential benefits that it could deliver to their business. The article goes on to say that nearly three quarters of businesses want help in imagining the future possibilities of 5G – this is where consultancies have a vital role to play. 

Tim explains that industry specific expertise is critical when it comes to rolling out 5G.

He continues: “Not only should any adviser understand the technology and likely rollout and performance benefits of 5G, they should be experts in the specifics of operations in each sector.” 

The article goes on to say that businesses are looking for a partner that will work with them to identify 5G applications relevant to their unique environments.

Tim explains that if an organisation is using 5G to improve the operations of a transport network, the 5G device will need to be embedded in a remote video-monitoring system rather than being a handheld phone. 

“This level of integration between network technology and applications has been an area where many telcos have struggled in the past. This is mostly because they don’t have the deep sector insight available to consultancies who work with organisations in each sector and thus, they should play an invaluable role in the development of 5G,” he says.

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