With SnapShot 134 the analyst looks at the recent launches of 5G services around the world – as of the beginning of June 2019 – using data from the Telecoms Pricing 5G Price Tracker. New 5G services have been launched in the UK, USA, Finland, Australia, South Korea & Switzerland, with MNOs offering 5G including AT&T, Verizon, SK Telekom, LG U Plus, KT, Optus, Elisa, Swisscom, Sunrise & EE (Everything Everywhere).
5G services are being provided as a Mobile Broadband service initially and as a FWA (Fixed Wireless Service). 5G smartphone devices are slowly being introduced, with brands including OPPO, LG & the Samsung Galaxy 5G (which is currently available on pre-order).
5G pricing is a mix of a premium of USD $10 to USD $20 per month when compared with a standard 4G service, or as a separate tariff. Telecoms Pricing forecasts that a price premium for 5G is unlikely to be sustainable, although tiered pricing according to download speed is likely to be introduced.
1. Introduction - The Launch of 5G services to date & pricing strategy
2. 5G service launches in Europe & pricing strategy
3. 5G service launches outside Europe & pricing strategy
4. 5G Pre-launch activity worldwide
5. Conclusions - The price premium for 5G services & sustainability
- 3 (UK)
- AT&T (USA)
- DNA (Finland)
- EE (UK)
- Elisa (Finland)
- Etisalat (UAE)
- KT (South Korea)
- LG U Plus (South Korea)
- Optus (Australia)
- SK Telekom (South Korea)
- Sprint (USA)
- Sunrise (Switzerland)
- Swisscom (Switzerland)
- T-Mobile (USA)
- Telefonica O2 (UK)
- Telia (Finland)
- Verizon (USA)
- Vodafone (Australia and the UK)
The analyst researches its reports typically within a three-month period. All of its reports are based on primary and secondary research including interviews with relevant companies/operators covered in the report. The analyst also draws on its extensive in-house database and its contacts in the field of telecommunications it has established since the company was launched in 2006.
The analyst has 26-years of experience in the field of telecoms pricing both mobile and fixed. They have a network of consultants as well as a multi-lingual research team, with languages spoken French, German, Polish and Spanish.