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The 10 Biggest 5G News Stories Of 2021 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

With 5G-capable devices hitting the market, partnerships between technology and service providers emerging, and carriers aggressively covering the nation with their 5G footprints, 2021 has been the year that 5G has gone from buzzword, to mainstream.

10. Private 5G Startups Emerge

While the country’s largest carriers were making headlines in the 5G arena, 5G-specific startups were emerging with new infrastructure and connectivity options for service providers and enterprises.

One such startup that burst onto the scene this year was Celona, a company that offers a private LTE/5G platform that gives enterprises a software-based approach to building their own, private cellular networks. The company also has a strategic partnership with Aruba Networks for the reselling of Celona’s cellular products and is actively pursuing the channel as its primary route to market.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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