This report was authored by Harbor Research and published in April 2020. It examines business opportunities ($200 billion by 2025) for companies deploying 5G cellular technology for a private wide area network (WAN) using licensed, shared, or unlicensed radio bands. The provider could be a 5G operator or the company could buy, install, and operate the equipment. This opens the door to on-premises 5G instead of, or in addition to, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and similar technologies. The implications of this shift for strategic decision making are discussed.
Key words: private LTE, 5G, WAN, Wi-Fi


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