The topic of mobile private networks (MPNs) has been high on the technology agenda during 2020. In particular it is seen as one of the most immediate opportunities associated with 5G. The last twelve months has also seen an increasing availability of spectrum that will be useful for MPNs.
This report examines the reasons why MPNs have moved to the top of the agenda for many technology companies, the particular appeal of 5G as a technology, and the related issue of the availability of dedicated spectrum, including detailed analysis of the awards in Germany, UK, US and many other countries.
This is the first in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Which sectors will see the biggest adoption?’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Who will be the winners?’