Liberty CTO Nair: 5G a ‘game changer,’ but not a wireline replacementLiberty CTO Nair: 5G a ‘game changer,’ but not a wireline replacement https://c-suitenetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/liberty-cto-nair-5g-a-game-changer-but-not-a-wireline-replacement.png 640 480 C-Suite Network https://c-suitenetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/liberty-cto-nair-5g-a-game-changer-but-not-a-wireline-replacement.png
AMSTERDAM — Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair said 5G will be a “game-changer” in its superior ability to transfer data, but the technology will not replace fixed-network broadband services anytime soon.
“The economics just aren’t there,” Nair said on a Friday panel full of media and telecom CTOs at the IBC Show. “You’re talking about buying hundreds of towers and all of that spectrum. And on the residential end, putting a device outside the window and wiring it back into the home. It’s a question of business model and if you plan on making any money….