Regulatory Roundup: Regulators Are Making Moves to Drive Industrial 5G, but Deeper Cooperation with Industry Partners Is Needed

M. Rogers

Summary Bullets:

  • In the month of March 2022, telecoms regulators around the world have been implementing initiatives and programs to encourage enterprise adoption of 5G services.
  • Despite initiatives from governments and operators to drive use of 5G by industry, adoption is still low and increased collaboration is necessary.

Regulatory Support for Industrial 5G Development

Across the globe, regulators are taking various steps to encourage non-telecoms industry to participate in the development of a 5G ecosystem.  The promise of 5G goes beyond enhanced connectivity and download speeds for consumers to being a force for economic uplift within the enterprise sector as well.  To this end, regulators are encouraging 5G development through policies such as temporary spectrum licenses, enhancing the interoperability capabilities of private 5G networks, or developing 5G testbeds accessible for businesses.  These policies are generally done in concert with moves from private industry to support take-up and trialing of 5G services by enterprise.  This brief post reviews and analyzes some of the recent moves in the month of March 2022 from regulators trying to encourage industrial 5G development. Continue reading “Regulatory Roundup: Regulators Are Making Moves to Drive Industrial 5G, but Deeper Cooperation with Industry Partners Is Needed”