The rollout of 4G, and the development of 5G services, has led to a perception that network innovation is moving at such a rate that always connected, superfast internet will soon be the ‘norm’. What is often underestimated, however, is what’s needed to get to this stage.

Innovation into advanced mobile services, such as 4G and 5G, is all well and good, but it cannot be at the expense of 2G and 3G networks. These provide the most basic – yet crucial – phone services to customers and therefore can’t afford network downtime or outages.

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