The report presents a snapshot of the current status of 5G in Italy in terms of technology and of the market. Regarding the technology, an overview is made of territory coverage, deployment of 5G ready devices, evolution of the standardization process, and some architectural innovations of the new networks (mmWave, MEC, Open RAN). Following, an overview of companies’ knowledge and interest, the first business cases, the 5G Value Chain and 5G startups is offered.
• What is the degree of coverage of the 5G network and the spread of 5G devices in Italy? What is the network standard evolution status? • What is the evolution status of available solutions regarding 5G network architectural innovations (Edge Computing, Open RAN, mmWave and dedicated networks)? • What is the level of understanding and knowledge of the opportunities introduced by 5G of ICT supply chain players and end user companies? What are the first use cases? • How is the 5G Value Chain structured? What are the main transformations for the value chain? • What are the characteristics and work areas of 5G startups?
5G: current status
New technology frontiers of 5G
Level of knowledge and interest on 5G of Italian companies
The 5G Value Chain: players and competences
5G startups and their contribution to the ecosystem