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5G could give enterprise IT a huge boost

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5G is set to give enterprise IT a significant boost, according to a new report from telecoms firm Nokia. 

Based on a poll of 1,000 IT decision-makers, the report states that businesses are already very familiar with the benefits of the new technology. While some are already using it and are “highly satisfied” with the service, others are waiting for the technology to enter the mainstream before jumping aboard.

Less than a third of respondents, meanwhile, said they need to learn more about 5G’s (opens in new tab) value before coming to a conclusion.

In most cases, businesses are interested in how 5G can be applied in the context of video, considered the technology’s “killer app”. Almost half, according to the report, are interested in 5G-enhanced video monitoring (opens in new tab) as a short-term opportunity.

Video alerts, remote controlled machines and connected cars are also considered exciting potential applications.

The Covid-19 pandemic has proven a powerful catalyst for 5G adoption, according to Nokia, with operators around the world “ramping up their 5G network rollouts, exploring new use cases and business models.”

“We anticipate requirements born out of the Covid-19 pandemic will accelerate longer-term 5G plans with a focus on digitisation, automation and analytics, which perfectly lend themselves to physical distancing, monitoring and remote working,” said Josh Aroner, Vice President, Marketing at Nokia’s service provider business.

“Now we have a better understanding of what is happening in the network, there is a clear call to action for CSPs to invest in vertical expertise and guide their enterprise customers with more 5G education," he added.

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.