Predictions

Network Vision 2022 Prediction 1

The road to 5G will be a migration process

  • The migration process of 2G, 3G and 4G will have started
  • In many countries, 3G and/or 2G will have been switched off
Network Vision 2022 Prediction 2

Old and new technologies will be combined to hybrid networks

  • The network will have become more hybrid
  • The convergence of older network infrastructures with new technologies such as 5G will have started
Network Vision 2022 Prediction 3

Regional needs will influence regional networks

  • Regional needs and opportunities will be the major drivers of network changes
Network Vision 2022 Prediction 4

Small cells will prepare well for the migration to 5G

  • Transport and backhaul networks will have been improved
  • Network Service Providers will have invested in the densification of small cell infrastructure to be prepared for 5G
Network Vision 2022 Prediction 5

3D coverage will connect airspace and ground

  • Dense network coverage will have moved into the 3rd dimension
  • There will be connectivity for inflight communication and BLOS control of drones
Network Vision 2022 Prediction 6

Cloud computing will partly move to the edge

  • The cloud will be the host for functionality and intelligence
  • Edge computing will ensure performance of time critical systems