Public 5G services are all the rage in carrier TV advertising, but enterprises may find a powerful alternative to local area, Wi-Fi, and edge networks in the form of Private 5G.\n\nWith high-speed operational performance and enterprise control, Private 5G has the potential to advance new connectivity capabilities across virtually any industry segment. The global Private 5G network market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of more than 40% and projected to reach USD $13.92 billion by 2028, according to a study conducted by Polaris Market Research. \n\nDuring a March 24 #IDGTechtalk Twitter chat, moderated by Isaac Sacolick @nyike and sponsored by @GlobalNTT, a group of implementers, consultants, and influencers debated how Private 5G compares to other technologies and the challenges and opportunities ahead.\n\nParticipants discussed how Private 5G differs from public carrier services and how it can impact businesses.\n\nSeveral viewed Private 5G as an opportunity to enhance or extend digital transformation initiatives.\n\nPrivate 5G can be delivered via licensed or unlicensed spectrum, which provides organizations with more flexibility and options between regulated or unregulated services.\n\nThere was general agreement that Private 5G will become a standard option for business once trailblazers show the way. \n\nPrivate 5G technology brings a baseline level of security, natively, with security protocols inherent. Still, security ultimately comes down to implementation and management.\n\nMany more insights can be viewed @IDGTechtalk. And go to NTT to learn about Private 5G-as-a-Service.