The path to full 5G adoption is complicated and still evolving. While preliminary 5G standard specifications are expected in 2018, standards development and deployment is expected to reach into 2022 and beyond.
Expectations for 5G are sky-high, with a wide range of features and capabilities being promised. Still, from infrastructure and spectrum to devices and use cases, there are many opportunities, challenges and questions surrounding 5G development.
Operators, content providers and infrastructure across the globe are moving at varying speeds when it comes to testing and deployment. And despite many challenges, the hype around 5G is already building — similar to what was seen for 3G and 4G. It is crucial to be able to identify the relevant issues for 5G planning.
In this report:
- What is 5G?
- Where are we on the 5G roadmap?
- Why do we have to act now?
- What does 5G mean for infrastructure spending & what are the impacts
- and opportunities for telcos and vendors?
- How must operator strategies evolve as we move towards 5G? What does this mean for M&A, spectrum and service launches, positioning and monetization?
- What is the 5G spectrum situation?
- How will 5G use cases evolve? Where are the revenue opportunities
- for service providers, vendors, device makers and industrial players?
- What does 5G mean for component and device makers?
- How must they adapt their strategies for the 5G era?
List of tables and charts:
- Mobile hardware macro infrastructure revenue
- 5G Value chain investments
- Japan: Mobile capex
- 5G standards timeline
- 5G network deployments
- Mobile operator partnership deals and LTE launches
- UHD video content
- VR installed base by platform
- Operator RGUs
- Spectrum auction revenues
- 5G spectrum deployments
- 5G trial and launch timeline
- Telco M&A deals
- 5G Upgrade drivers
- eMMB use case forecast
- IoT use case forecast
- Mission critical use case forecast
- 5G handset forecast
Number of Pages: 55
Number of Tables and Charts: 21
Executive Director, Enterprise & IT
Mr. Bill Morelli is the executive responsible for the Enterprise & IT research practice within the technology group at IHS Markit. He leads the team of analysts covering Transformative Technologies, including AI, cloud & virtualization, and IoT among others.
Director, Media and Advertising
Jack Kent leads IHS Markit’s Media and Advertising research, heading up a team of analysts covering Games, Cinema, TV Channels & Programming, Home Entertainment and Advertising research.
Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics
Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit.