The adoption of private networks and full end to end connectivity capabilities are not new strategies for today’s enterprise, but they are strategies that are gathering speed. A survey from IBM suggests that six out of ten enterprises are accelerating their digital transformation plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic1.
The disruptive impact of COVID-19 has increased and accelerated the demand for high performance ultra-reliable connectivity and security across entire business networks. Where organizations have the option of connecting to a public or private network, private 5G enabled networks are expected to become a serious first option especially with the added benefit and ability for enterprise level network customization and service level optimization priorities.
In my view, the acceleration of digital transformation and the expanded capability fueled by the deployment of 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is also helping to accelerate the adoption of private networks.