However, 5G campus/non-public networks seem to be a hot spot area in which vendors and network operators are currently trying to approach different industry verticals. It is obvious that these networks have to be highly customized and a strong cooperation between operators, vendors, and verticals is mandatory in order to be successful. It is important to understand the very specific needs of different industries as it also became clear through some market research reports that the future 5G market will primarily be a B2B market and the biggest revenue opportunity is in addressing these industry vertical network needs. However, in addition to operator support for campus networks real private network approaches and new business models are appearing, enabled by the use of a local 5G spectrum. We have been very happy to see, that Germany´s regulatory authority, i.e., the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur - BNetzA), released the pricing regime for local 5G frequencies in Germany (i.e., 3.7 – 3.8 GHz) in October. We also learned that Japan is heading for local private networks soon, as well as other countries in Europe and Asia. We heard interesting presentations on 5G requirements from different verticals such as Manufacturing, Automotive, and smart places like fairgrounds heading for 5G (private) campus networks soon.
Following our mission to open the eyes for upcoming things we also ran a final panel on 5G beyond/6G networks as this is a hot topic in international research calls. Of course, it sounds absurd to look at 6G while 5G is just in its infancy and many more years will have to be spent on tuning 5G to fulfill all its promises. However, besides 5G/satellite integration, terahertz communications and the application of AI/ML for networks and services, new aspects like much lower energy consumption and sustainability of future networks, but also better “health compatibility” were discussed. So let’s see how the growing society´s environmental awareness will affect 5G adoption in the mass markets over the next years.
Last but not least, we have to say that our “Let’s look above the rim” evening event at the Berliner Fernsehturm was a real highlight supporting the networking amongst our family members. We were at interesting event sites in the past, but this evening will probably be hard to top. But let’s see. ;-)
After FUSECO Forum is before FUSECO Forum. This being said, please save the date for FFF2020 themed “Understanding The Innovation Potential Of 5G Campus Networks And Emerging New 5G Ecosystems In Different Industry Verticals“ on November 5/6, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
All the best and stay up-to-date by regularly visiting our NGNI website.
May the force be with you!
Thomas and the NGNI Team