Telecom operators will see a long-term financial advantage by deploying the 5G standalone (SA) standard that uses a 5G-specific core compared with the 5G non-standalone specification that relies on an already deployed 4G LTE core, according to a new white paper from IHS Markit. However, the report, which was sourced by Chinese equipment vendor ZTE, concluded that those findings arenít likely to change the minds of many operators.

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