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Market Trends: 5G Value Propositions for CSPs

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00342086

Analyst(s): King-Yew Foong, Amresh Nandan , Peter Liu , Kosei Takiishi


Leading mobile communications service providers will commercialize 5G services around 2020, but most will struggle to identify convincing 5G value propositions to justify investment. This research helps CSPs' technology strategic planners develop compelling value propositions and market positions.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Optimal Quality, Extreme Flexibility and Cost-Efficiency Are the Three 5G Value Propositions
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Evolution
    • Architecture Evolution
    • Process and Information Evolution

Contrarian View

  • If CSPs Continue to Prioritize Technology Evolutions for 5G, the Distinction Between 5G and LTE Enhancement Will Blur

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