5G introduction and advancement requires comprehensive policy making and coordination between governments, public agencies and private corporations.
Following are some suggestions I shared on 5G policy making with a thinktank (one of my clients) recently during a brainstorming session.
• Better utilise public street furniture for 5G network deployment, with strategy and policy on this ‘owned’ by government agencies.
• Prioritise efficient usage of public and private digital infrastructure, with public institutions encouraged to share their fibre networks.
• Ensure spectrum regulation fosters innovation, including establishing a legal and policy framework to allow enterprises to build their own networks for their own clients – in conjunction with traditional operators.
• Establish a national approach to building skills in 5G, especially in upskilling related to AI and big data.
• Formulate a comprehensive public-private partnership for ensuring cybersecurity, privacy and data governance at the core of policy making and applications build-up.
• Evaluate possibilities of subsidizing infrastructure deployment costs and encourage network sharing.
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