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2019 Telecommunications Industry Outlook

5G ushers in a new world of opportunities

What’s ahead for telecom providers in 2019? Fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies will be gaining ground quickly, unleashing the full potential of augmented and virtual reality, Smart Cities, and IoT. Mic Locker, managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry practice, shares her thoughts on opportunities for growth in our new telecom industry overview.

Interview with Mic Locker

In 2019, fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies are virtually certain to dominate the thinking of providers across the telecommunications industry. According to Mic Locker, managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry practice, it’s critical that as telecommunications companies make technology investments, they also continue to focus on devising business models for monetizing 5G and other opportunities. In 2019, telecom providers should also look to take advantage of voice-assisted technologies and IoT, including the connected car and home.

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