5G mmWave: medium-term ROI strategies for operators

25 May 2023 | Research

James Kirby

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (9 slides) | Next-Generation Wireless Networks


"By leveraging multiple applications, some MNOs can improve the overall business case for an early investor strategy in mmWave."

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Operators’ use of 5G mmWave spectrum faces inherent challenges in terms of propagation and ROI. However, by prioritising verticals that maximise its medium-term viability, some mobile network operators (MNOs) can justify a first-mover investment strategy.

Information included in this report

  • A review of the advantages and challenges associated with mmWave adoption in mobile networks
  • An evaluation of mmWave suitability to three core applications; public mobile netoworks, fixed-wireless access (FWA) and private networks
  • A prioritised application roadmap for those MNOs that want to maximise the medium-term business case for mmWave investment.

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