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Operator spending on monetisation platforms declined by 3% in 2017, but 5G will drive demand

John Abraham Principal Analyst, Research

"The monetisation platforms software segment struggled to attract telco investment in 2017, but 5G use cases are expected to boost spending on next-generation monetisation systems."

Operators must be able to monetise emerging and existing services, particularly as they evolve from providing basic connectivity services to providing digital services. However, operator spend in this segment declined in 2017. This article assesses the reasons for this decline and summarises key findings from Analysys Mason's 2017 monetisation platforms market share report.