5G is coming at a time when mobile data use shows no signs of waning, in markets where value is not always easy to maintain.
5G also ushers in new rollout constraints, notably with the advent of new (mmWave) frequencies.
This report looks into the following questions:
- Can 5G meet expectations tied to heavier use?
- Does the economic equation hold up in terms of value in a mobile market that is mature if not saturated in some countries?
1. Executive Summary
2. Modelling 5G Network Costs
2.1. Two market development scenarios
2.2. Breakdown of the hypotheses by area
2.3. Network modelled on an existing system
3. Understanding Market Data
3.1. ARPU that depends on the intensity of market competition
3.2. Mobile revenue holding steady in three-operator markets
3.3. Data consumption depends on sales strategies
3.4. IoT not yet a major factor in altering data consumption
4. Impact of Increased Use
4.1. Current scenario: consumption driven by video and increasingly widespread use
4.2. Disruptive scenario: new devices and/or data rates