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Introduction

In this report, Ovum assesses the main features of the B2C, B2B2x, and B2B services that will be supported by 5G; the changes in the partner ecosystem these new services will require; and consumer attitudes toward service usage and payment.

Highlights

  • Finally, 5G is here. Its fundamentals promise CSPs new sources of revenue, new opportunities, and new ways to delight their customers: 100× bandwidth, 10× throughput, 10× reduction in latency, 1000× partners.
  • These are normally organized around three core services, known as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and fixed-wireless access (FWA), ultra-high reliability and low latency (URLLC), and massive (IoT) connectivity (MTC).
  • To achieve the full benefits of scalability and business agility, operators will need to adopt DevOps and CI/CD models as well as make the transition to microservices.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the main features of the B2C, B2B2x, and B2B services that will be supported by 5G
  • Describes the changes in the partner ecosystem these new services will require.
  • Discusses consumer attitudes toward service usage and payment

Key questions answered

  • What are the optimum timelines for adoption?
  • What are the key consumer and enterprise business cases?
  • What enabling platform and operations changes are required for 5G monetization?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Time to money: 2019 will see 5G's consumer debut, paving the way for B2B opportunities

  • 5G monetization requires platforms able to support complex (B2B2x) partnership models from the outset

5G monetization in B2C: CSPs must capitalize on an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices

  • Enhancing the eMBB business model: beyond data
  • The FWA business model: beyond fixed broadband access

5G monetization in B2B: CSPs will not be able to identify all winning use cases

  • A horizontal strategy permits CSPs to apply the 5G core capabilities at scale

Enabling platform and operations changes required for 5G monetization

  • Monetization platforms will need to support multiple scenarios
  • Operations changes required to support 5G monetization

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