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As anticipation builds ahead of Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which runs from 26 to 29 February, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the incredible progress we’ve made with NTT DATA’s enterprise Private 5G platform since its groundbreaking debut just more than two years ago.

What started as an emerging opportunity has evolved into a thriving business, and I am excited to showcase some of our latest achievements.

The most recent example came in the past two weeks when we implemented a private 5G network at RAI Amsterdam, one of Europe’s largest event venues – a first-of-its-kind achievement in the Netherlands, where spectrum only became available 12 weeks ago.

This builds on the momentum we’ve gathered around the globe. From the City of Las Vegas and LyondellBasell to BMW, Albemarle, Schneider Electric, and Frankfurt and Cologne Bonn airports, to name a few, we’re at the forefront of a massive digital shift across industries, NTT DATA is leading a massive digital shift across industries.

But that’s not all: our future is bright, as our commitment to pushing the boundaries is exemplified by a USD 500 million pipeline of opportunities with some of the world’s most disruptive brands.

By choosing NTT DATA, our clients are investing not just in our technology and services, but also in a trusted partner to assist them in their journey to success, where their goals become our mission.

Accelerating the adoption of private 5G

Listening to our clients, we understand that the future of digital transformation lies in processing massive datasets in real time. Coupled with the rising number of smart devices, stringent security requirements and new demands brought on by generative AI applications, private 5G connectivity is pivotal in this transformation because of its reliable connections, low latency, large data bandwidth and ability to safeguard sensitive data.

What sets NTT DATA apart is our fully integrated managed solution that fits seamlessly into an organization’s existing IT infrastructure. Our private LTE/5G, network-as-a-service, full-stack solution is unique, offering on-premises deployment supported by our global managed service experts with an operating-expense business model.

Industry analysts validate NTT DATA’s leadership in the 5G space. For example, Everest Group named us a Leader in their 5G Engineering Services PEAK Matrix Assessment 2023, and Kaleido Intelligence placed us in the number-one spot in connectivity enablement in their Private Networks Vendor Hub: Competitive Analysis 2023.

Demand is on the rise. The private 5G network market is projected to reach more than USD 42 billion in global revenue by 2032, surging by 40% from 2024, reports Global Market Insights. The growth is driven by increasing application potential in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and smart cities. Such forecasts are not surprising, as 86% of organizations are gearing up to embrace private 5G to drive network modernization, according to NTT DATA’s 2022–23 Global Network Report.

Innovating for global brands

Our Private 5G strategy is validated by leading clients and partners who have signed multiyear agreements with us. These collaborations, which span manufacturing, logistics, transportation, campuses, smart cities and more, are creating innovative ecosystems with partners and suppliers.

The impact of NTT DATA’s Private 5G is clear in projects such as creating the most extensive private 5G network in the US for the City of Las Vegas; smart airports in Frankfurt and Cologne; smart mining at specialty chemicals company Albemarle’s site in North Carolina; a smart campus with RWTH Aachen University in Germany; smart manufacturing with Schneider Electric and LyondellBasell; and smart factories with the BMW Innovation Hub in Germany.

We’re also fueling an ecosystem of innovation with Celona, Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Qualcomm and SES to deliver connectivity in remote areas, and we’re accelerating private 5G adoption on new mobile devices to unlock valuable use cases for our clients.

At Mobile World Congress Barcelona, we will put our emphasis on coinnovation on display with Schneider Electric by unveiling a joint offering that will enable clients to harness the power of edge computing anywhere – even in the most remote locations.

Join NTT DATA at Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Mobile World Congress marks an exciting time as we put our newly united company on display, having combined NTT DATA and NTT Ltd. under the NTT DATA banner to create a market-leading global IT services powerhouse with revenue of more than USD 30 billion and more than 190,000 employees around the world.

Across industries such as manufacturing, mining and transportation, there is a massive convergence of IT and operational technology environments that require connectivity innovations. NTT DATA’s smart data platforms deliver real-time analytics at the edge, with our consulting and application knowledge enabling organizations to unlock digital use cases they never thought possible. 

The future of private 5G is here, and we are excited to showcase our innovative capabilities.

If you’re attending Mobile World Congress Barcelona, we’ll be the Lead Sponsor for Connected Industries Manufacturing. Stop by and meet our experts in Hall 4, booth A420. We have a full pipeline of innovation ahead of us, and I can’t wait to show it off!


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