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Ariella
Ariella
6/21/2016 12:19:36 PM
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Re: Takewawy: Europeans are still too optimistic about planning and foresight
< but European economic enterprise, public and private, is up to its eyeballs in 5, 10, and even 20 and 50 year forecasts with plans in place for them.>

@johnbasrnes I don't even know how anyone can forcast as far in advance as 20 years, never mind 50. The world will likely look quite different in half a century.

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JohnBarnes
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6/20/2016 7:28:13 AM
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Takewawy: Europeans are still too optimistic about planning and foresight
The best way for business networks to move to 5G sometime in the next decade will depend on the specific  environment in which each specific business finds itself -- which will in turn depend on what its competitors, customers, distributors, and suppliers are doing with 5G, along with what new uses for 5G are being found by consumers logged in on the other side of the market.  That's an enormous amount of indeterminacy.  The about 40+% of N.American and Asian execs willing to say "Beats me, I don't know" is healthy and just a matter of not crossing bridges before you come to them.  The reason for European confidence is unfortunately mostly their strange custom of putting a bunch of well-trained people from prestigious institutions into a room to decide what will happen in the future and writing a plan to fit that.  That's a great thing to do a year or two before you take action -- but European economic enterprise, public and private, is up to its eyeballs in 5, 10, and even 20 and 50 year forecasts with plans in place for them.

The time to buy groceries for a Saturday picnic is about Thursday; it probably doesn't hurt to say "keep Saturday open, we'll picnic if the weather's nice" on the previous Sunday.  But "picnic on July 17, here's what we'll have and where we'll buy the supplies ...", if you are doing your planning on April 1, requires several large asterisks.

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afwriter
afwriter
6/18/2016 5:32:37 PM
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Scary Numbers
That is scary that execs really don't know about this stuff.  We live in a technological society and technology is a driving factor in business. 

 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/18/2016 10:38:17 AM
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5G Data
That's great that they have 5 gigabytes data sppeds for mobile and internet use etc. I thinnk they should educate who they are trying to pitch it to so they can better understand and eventually be used for us.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/17/2016 8:05:18 PM
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Re: Apps
@dcawrey, well said.  The application of the 5G and the expanded networks will generate the interest. 

I believe this survey is correct in that many executives still do not understand the overarching change in technology architecture so end up developing strategies around the applications, rather than truly designing new networks, business models, and value-added services.

Great opportunity for those that do understand - like Huawei!

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/17/2016 4:32:01 PM
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Apps
I'm sure 5G will benefit companies. 

That being said, it's going to take the technology maturing for the proper apps to be implemented. This is especially true in a business sense. It's going to be exciting and possibly game-changing tech, but I don't think anyone knows how it will all work out yet. 

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