As more people worked remotely during the early stages of the pandemic, operators shifted investment to fixed infrastructure underpinning home broadband connections. Looking to 2022, we’ll see renewed focus on the growth of 4G and time spent on evaluating the most pragmatic ways to add capacity and capability into 5G deployment plans. We see three major trends in the market for the coming year:
Determining a strategy to simplify 5G rollouts
Operators in North America will spend time reviewing options given recent events like the C-band auction, the highest-grossing spectrum auction ever held in the U.S.