The first 5G-Advanced (5G-A) standards are expected to be frozen by midyear, paving the way for commercial rollouts to accelerate globally. China Mobile revealed at MWC Barcelona plans to take the technology to 300 cities by end-2024, making significant progress over the last four months with the first deployments in Shanghai in March.

While the technical elements may be in place, the key question is what value can the technology bring mobile operators in terms of fresh revenue streams from new use cases as well as cost reductions through improved network efficiency, and increased capacity and coverage?

Tune into our panel discussion featuring experts from T-Mobile US, CSG, Radisys and GSMA Intelligence for insight into how mobile players can capitalise on the enhanced capabilities of 5G-A as well as the considerable challenges they face in improving top-line growth as spending on network upgrades continues to soar.