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The 5G Fork in the Road for Network Transport (And Which Path to Take)

The hype of 5G is ushering in the potential for drastic network change and is driving service providers to prepare for the future. Today’s networks provide ubiquitous all-purpose IP connectivity to support all services. 5G, by definition, supports three major service classes: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC), and mass machine-type communications (mMTC) and must have the ability to provide configurable levels of isolation between each service transported. The question facing mobile network operators (MNOs) is,...