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Strategies to maximise the returns on first-phase 5G deployment

10 August 2020 | Research

Caroline Gabriel Yushan Chen Larry Goldman

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (27 slides) | Operator Investment Strategies

"5G is now at an important juncture, and operators and vendors must avert a loss of confidence at a critical moment for investment."


Analysys Mason has published over 60 5G-related deliverables in the past year. This report distils the main arguments and research findings to provide a strategic analysis of the diverse technology and service landscape for decision makers, with easy navigation to in-depth resources.

This report answers the following questions.

  • What have been the main commercial successes and failures of 5G so far?
  • How is 5G affecting operator capex and opex?
  • To what extent is 5G driving adoption of digital platforms, or vice versa?
  • Is 5G a catalyst for significant disruption for established vendors and/or operators?
  • Which are the most important consumer use cases in the 5G model for the early 2020s?
  • What needs to be done to unlock enterprise and IoT potential for 5G?

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