“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – so wrote French novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in the early twentieth century. Nearly a hundred years later, these words ring true to mobile operators as they seek to deploy 5G networks.
The fifth generation of cellular network technology is perhaps the most highly anticipated implementation of our generation because of how it will lead to transformations and improvements across almost every industry. Thus it is absolutely critical that operators plan correctly and employ best practices for their 5G deployments. But most seem woefully unprepared.