5G offers network speeds that were only previously available with fixed-line broadband speeds. But beyond network speeds, 5G also allows techniques like network slicing to drive new use cases and revenue streams for operators.
However, to enjoy the 5G benefits, operators need to build their networks. Supporting separate fixed line and mobile network environments is an expensive proposition and convergence offers a way forward. A converged network also makes economic sense in dense urban environments where real estate is costly.
Another driver is digital transformation. Workloads on both fixed and mobile networks are soaring as companies and consumers embrace a connected environment.
Advanced solutions for smart cities that rely on IoT devices and sensors are also driving operators to relook at their network design.
This report will look at the changing convergence landscape, key trends that will shape its growth and the challenges that it still needs to overcome.