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While the global consumer 5G market is still in the early stages, operator commitment to network roll-outs in 2019, in tandem with highly competitive pricing approaches, has secured a solid foundation subscription growth in 2020.


  • So far, 5G's new capabilities are few – but, as with 4G, that's enough to spark consumer interest.
  • In 2020, 5G's benefits will start to be felt in earnest on enterprise and vertical markets.
  • Apple's 5G strategy remains key to consumer 5G uptake.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the development of the global 5G market in 2020 and the key trends that service providers can benefit from.
  • Assesses how service providers can benefit from 5G.
  • Analyzes different 5G strategies.
  • Identifies the increasing importance of the network for service provider differentiation.
  • Evaluates the increasing importance of partnership strategies in the 5G world.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key 5G trends in 2020?
  • How can service providers benefit from 5G?
  • What are the key areas of differentiation for service providers around 5G?
  • How can service providers benefit from major market 5G trends?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors


  • Further reading
  • Author