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Tariff Trend Report: Latest Development in 5G Pricing

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  • 39 Pages
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Tariff Consultancy
  • ID: 5310277

Latest in 5G Pricing Revealing That Operators Opt for Different Pricing Structures

The latest Tariff Trend Report called 'Latest Development in 5G Pricing' provides an analysis of the latest 5G launches by 46 network operators over the gone nine months.

The Tariff Trend Report entitled 'The latest in 5G Pricing' examines the 46 mobile network providers that have launched 5G during the last nine-month period. It provides a detailed profile of each new offering and provides comparisons across all the offerings converged. 

In addition to providing a profile for each of the new offerings, it also offers an analysis of the 46 MNO product launches made plus how each operator positions its new 5G offering versus its 4G offering, in terms of price, allowances, and speed. 

Comparisons included in this report cover data allowances, pricing, and download speeds allowing to easily identify which operator offers the best deal. 

This new called Tariff Trend Report entitled 'Latest Development in 5G Pricing' covering 5G launches by 46 operators during the last nine-month reveals that 5G is becoming a mass market product.

The key 5G trends identified include:

  • The introduction of 5G as a mass market product: Although the majority of MNOs use 5G as a premium product, selected MNOs are now introducing smaller bundles of mobile data allowances (as low as 1 GB) as an entry level product. In Singapore, Singtel provides 5G as standard for its XO plans, except for the entry level product (where 5G is an SGD $15 extra cost option). In the Philippines Globe Telecom has introduced a 5G Pre Pay product.
  • The emergence of 5G Broadband as an alternative to fixed Broadband: Selected MNOs worldwide are now launching their own FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) product with various download speeds - ranging from 50 Mbps upwards - as an alternative to fixed line broadband services typically connecting up to 7 devices. New FWA services have been introduced over the period by Claro (Peru), Telenor (Sweden) & Ooredoo (Maldives).
  • The integration of 5G and 4G service plans: Typically, 5G plans are being integrated with existing 4G plans with 5G plans being offered as a premium plan above 4G LTE speeds. But the number of plans being offered is growing, as MNOs introduce 5G at lower price points - with O2 Telefonica (Germany) for example introducing 5G for plans of Euro €39.99 per month and above.
  • Some MNOs are introducing specific 5G related plans: With the launch of 5G selected MNOs are introducing their own plans. For example, Orange (France) has introduced separate 5G plans with a premium mobile data allowance of from 70 GB per month and above. But the majority of MNOs are integrating 5G access with their existing 4G LTE plans.
  • 5G as an Add On option is also available: Selected MNOs are introducing an add on option to existing clients - with T-Mobile (Netherlands) charging an additional Euro €2 per month for SIM-Only plans and Vodafone (New Zealand) proposing to charge an additional NZD $10 per month (from the end of June 2021) for 5G access.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - The changes in 5G plans and pricing: from the end of June 2020 to the end of March 2021
  • Methodology
  • A Summary of the changes in 5G plans and pricing worldwide
  • Detailed information of the new 5G launches worldwide - from the end of June 2020 to the end of March 2021, sorted by launch date, June 2020 to March 2021
  • 5G Pricing, Mobile data allowances & download speeds
  • Conclusions - The types of 5G services as of the end of March 2021
  • Appendices: A list of the MNOs included in SnapShot 163

List of Figures - The new types of unlimited mobile data plans worldwide

Figure 1 - A table showing the changes in average 5G pricing (in USD per month), average mobile data allowances (in GB) and download speeds (in Mbps) from the end of 2019 to the end of March 2021  
Figure 2 - A table showing a breakdown of the 5G mobile data allowances for the nine-month period to the end of March 2021 (by the number of plans introduced)
Figure 3 - A picture showing the Vodafone New Zealand 5G Broadband (FWA) service 
Figure 4 - A picture showing Virgin Media (UK) 5G deals (device/bundle) 
Figure 5 - A screenshot showing the Free Mobile France 5G promotion
Figure 6 - A picture showing the Poste Luxembourg 5G Power plans
Figure 7 - A picture showing the Metro by T-Mobile’s 5G plans
Figure 8- A picture showing the promotion for 5G by Orange Spain
Figure 9 - A map showing KPN’s 5G coverage in the Netherlands
Figure 10 - A screenshot showing the Claro Peru 5G FWA service
Figure 11 - SingTel’s 5G web presence
Figure 12 - A picture showing the Globe Philippines Pre Paid 5G SIM Card
Figure 13 - A table showing the FarEasTone Telecom Taiwan 5G rate plans
Figure 14 - A table showing the Taiwan Mobile 5G rate plans (5G HS plans)
Figure 15 - A chart showing the spread of 5G pricing from the 46 MNOs from the end of June 2020 to the end of March 2021 in USD per month
Figure 16 - A chart showing the breakdown of 5G pricing by category, by the number of MNOs
Figure 17 - A chart showing the spread of 5G mobile data allowances from the 46 MNOs from the end of June 2020 to the end of March 2021 - in GB per month
Figure 18 - A pie chart showing the type of 5G mobile data allowances available for the nine-month period to the end of March 2021
Figure 19 - A chart showing the spread of 5G download speeds from the 46 MNOs from the end of June 2020 to the end of March 2021
Figure 20 - A table showing a list of MNOs that have launched 5G plans from the end of June 2020 to the end of March 2021
Figure 21 - A table showing a list of MNOs that launched prior to June 2020
Figure 22 - A table showing the MNOs that have launched 5G in Q1 2020
Figure 23 - A table showing the MNOs that have launched 5G in 2019


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.