‘World 4G/5G Transformations, Business Plan Innovation, & Revenue Maximisation 2018-2025 (aka 5G Fertiliser)’, according to initial reviews, could be a fitting response to, How can operators maximise their 4G while creating a fertile ground for 5G, moving forward?
After roaring success of its 2017 Bestseller Research, ‘Modern Mobile Money 2017 to 2022’, Team Researchica is back with its latest 5G report offering. ‘World 4G/5G Transformations, Business Plan Innovation, & Revenue Maximisation 2018-2025 (aka 5G Fertiliser)’, according to initial reviews, could be a fitting response to, How can operators maximise their 4G while creating a fertile ground for 5G, moving forward?
There’s a lot of wishful thinking going on. Europeans want to believe there’s no radio, costs too high, lack of standards —variety of aspects ranging from politics to harmonisation, bad economics & all. However Asians, including some parts of the Middle East, look at this as their shot at the opportunity to get ahead and lead. Besides, population densities and rise of Asia, all tend to support this. Americans believe it’s very much happening and that they must steer the future for early mover benefits, while Africans & Latin Americans want to stay vigilant, participating in trials yet not committing for its sheer level of costs or uncertainties involved.
Researchica observes there is ample solution available and costs too are manageable; given the diversity of use cases, more elements will now contribute to ARPUs & Operators’ overall profitability. And, that the demand above all for 5G has to come from within the country, the government & citizenry, which further percolates into paying capacities of different individuals, the support governments can (or will) lend [e.g. allowing assisted & shared access], demographics [revenue viability, population densities, suburbia/ rural settings, for example], including much howled over subject of spectrum availability & alternatives. True, there’s no word out yet on harmonisation of bands -or proof of capacity -or coverage enhancements (in live environments) for that matter, but Researchica is of opinion that industry has come a long way since the beginning, and that availability of solutions will galvanise once players come forward and start committing to the cause of 5G, which is inevitable. It’s a matter of when, not if, per se. So circumvention is going to be the key in this 4G versus 5G game.
On FWA & 5G Mobility (as recently claimed by some US operators)
“These trumpeters of 5G are bad musicians. Their achievement can be called anything; pre5G, 4G+, Advanced 4G, LTE Advanced, pure/ pro 4G, or like, but 5G. But then we also speculate it can not be the only strategy and might as well just be a well calculated marketing gimmick, to make presence felt or gain psychologically over competition by the kindred companies.”
“The enthusiasm of Verizon forced us to revaluate this topic again, applying new & different perspectives, so we did. The Result, alas, is not only the indifference, but which also solidified our earlier apprehensions and attested now more firmly that 5G FWA, indeed represents a very bleak case, at least in its current avatar.”
Researchica expects 4G investments to continue, and pre5G investments to gain extra momentum. 5G investments will/ should not take off unless 4G, and pre-5G is utilised to its true potential. That suggested, 5G investments will practically start taking off from year 2020 onwards. Any soon will simply hurt the EBITDA growth. There are few if any services that can’t be provided with 4G or pre-5G. A rational MNO would instead enhance its 4G capabilities to the fullest, monetise, & look forward to achieving pure 4G within next 3 years or so; while competing on price to tame any immediate threats 5G may throw —directly or indirectly— in the meantime. Thus a ‘4G—5G Mixed’ or ‘Hybrid Approach’ will reap better results. . . and this is precisely what report is designed to deliver & achieve for mobile network operators.
“Researchica cautions that any planning based on hype or assumption would not deliver favourable results.”
“Circumvention will be the key to succeed in this 4G versus 5G game.”
Application of Advanced 4G networks and later of 5G, are numerous. Moreover, 5G is revolutionary in a way that it uniquely puts “solutions ahead of problems”. From genetic melding to— modern weaponry, robotics, cyborgs to— food, security, agriculture, well being of the society, textiles to— automation, industrial applications, & more; ‘5G Fertiliser’ attempts to decode the resulting technological ‘singularities’ that will emerge with the evolutionary advancements of AI, Robotics, Internet —&— its omnipresence, accessibility, & connectivity.
(In total there are 200 killer use cases & visions discussed throughout the report.)
300+ Pages | January 2018 Edition | Available w/ 1-Year Support & Updates.
First two chapters attend to the best practices of 4G enhancement, both in terms of network as well as business expansion prospects. The network teams can glean potential deep tech insights into how 4G be evolved and turned into pure 4G, first. And business strategists will find ample support and evidence to deploy and get new business models on the ramp; accompanied by powerful & innovative best 4G tapping practices, use cases, & recommendations. Then 5 chapters are contributed to well deserving 5G foundations: enablement, key player practices (35 Case studies), pre-5G opportunities, and par to post 5G- planning, use case evolution with analysis, & recommendations for future (8 years) — completing cycle in full.
Industries Covered by this Research — 5G Infrastructure & Solution providers (vendor to vendor, operator to vendor, operator to operator, including micro operators, retail, wholesale, & MVNOs), Automation, IoT & Devices (equipment, smartphones, etc.), AI, Robotics, Quantum Computing, & BIgData.
Regions Covered by this Research — Worldwide; Asia including Australia & New Zealand, East Europe, West Europe, Africa, Latam (including Caribbean), Middle East, & North America.
Support — The research comes with 1-year support. Chief executives can use this support for use case evolution, quick 2nd opinions, analytics-backed presentations, and advice.
Specials — Researchica has also added two unique modules to the report. 1). 4G Tapper, and 2). 5G Investment Tracker & 5G ARPU Tracker. The first module ‘4G tapper’ is included to ensure all possible ways to maximise 4G revenue and to create a fertile ground for 5G. The second module of ‘5G investment tracker’ & ‘5G ARPU tracker’ are great simulation tools for 5G. These trackers will provide actionable intelligence into minimum investment requirements, as well as possible ARPU growth for 5G across different markets & use cases.
1.0 4G Tapper — 4G to 5G Network Enhancement, Revenue Maximisation, &Creating a Fertile Ground for 5G [w/Recommendations & Forecasts, 2018 to 2025]
1.1 5G Hype vs. 4G Monetisation: Focus where it matters.
1.1.1 4G has at least 10-15 years of strong applicability
1.1.2 4G Revenue Maximisation and Evolution towards 5G
1.2 4G Network Modernisation
1.2.1 Decide timing of Network modernisation
1.2.2 Worldwide 4G Network modernisation trend
1.2.3 CASE STUDY: Verizon Wireless 4G network modernisation – Analysis & Comments.
1.2.4 CASE STUDY: AT&T’s Initial 5G Network – Is it really 5G or ‘a marketing gimmick’?
1.3 Strategic importance of 4G for 5G
1.3.1 What role 4G will play till 2025 and beyond?
1.3.2 Strategic Importance of Wi-Fi in 5G era
1.4 Monetising 4G to its fullest: What else can be achieved from 4G network?
1.4.1 4G can support 90% of the revenue generating use cases for the next 10 years.
1.4.2 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications using LTE-M and NB-IoT
126.96.36.199 Worldwide Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Market 2018—2025
1.4.3 Connected car using LTE V2X with MEC
188.8.131.52 Worldwide Connected car Market 2018—2025
1.4.4 Digital TV using LTE Broadcast
184.108.40.206 Worldwide LTE Broadcast Market 2018—2025
1.4.5 D2D Communication for ProSe (Proximity Services) using LTE Direct
220.127.116.11 Worldwide ProSe (Proximity Services) Market 2018—2025
1.4.6 Robust Public Safety Communications using Advanced LTE technologies
18.104.22.168 Worldwide Public Safety LTE Market 2018—2025
1.5 Modern 4G technologies
1.5.1 Carrier Aggregation
1.5.2 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)
1.5.3 Massive MIMO
1.5.5 Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
1.6 Major Advantages of Modern 4G Technologies
1.6.1 Deliver fiber-like speeds on 4G mobile broadband
1.6.2 Offer LTE using unlicensed spectrum
1.6.3 Reduce Latency significantly
1.6.4 Dynamic Uplink-Downlink Configuration based on traffic condition
1.6.5 Significantly Expand Coverage, Increase Capacity, and Minimise Interference
1.7 4G Network Transformation as a path to 5G
1.7.1 CASE STUDY: SK Telecom’s 4G Network
1.8 Deciding 5G Network Timelines
1.8.1 Why 5G is being discussed so much without any actual demand in short term?
1.8.2 What if, you say no to 5G for now?
1.8.3 How operators can offer 5G without actually investing in 5G?
1.9 CASE STUDY: Comparative Study of 4G to 5G strategy of NTT DoCoMo (Japan), Airtel (India), & Telstra (Australia)
1.10. Pre5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) 2018 to 2025
1.10.1 Pre5G FWA Transformation: Vendor selection, Investment, Key Services, & Innovation.
1.10.2 5G Fertilisation — FWA Evolution, Use Case Advancements, & Future Applications.
1.10.3 5G FWA Subscriber & Revenue Forecasts 2018 to 2025
1.10.4 5G FWA Case Studies, and Worldwide Analysis
2.0 World 4G/ 5G Transformations, Full Ecosystem Analysis, & Market Update. 4Q 2017 +Estimations till 2025.
2.1. Why 5G?
2.1.1. 4G LTE Connections, ARPU, and Operator Billed Service Revenue, 2018-2019.
22.214.171.124. Split-by Consumer
126.96.36.199. Split-by Enterprises
2.1.2. 5G ARPC, Connections, and Operator Billed Service Revenue; Vertical Speculations 2018-2025
188.8.131.52. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
184.108.40.206. Digital Health
220.127.116.11. Mobile Broadband
18.104.22.168. Smart Homes
22.214.171.124. Smart Cities
2.2 5G — Beginning of the 2nd Machine Age.
2.2.1. Air Interface
2.2.2. Network Architecture
2.2.3. Centimetre & Millimetre Wave Radio Access
2.2.4. Network Slicing, NFV & SDN
2.2.6. RAN Virtualisation
2.3. Fuzzy Goals: 5G Objectives Decoded
2.4. 5G Capabilities & Network-based Use Cases.
2.4.1. Consumer Application
2.4.2. Industrial Application
2.5. 5G Performance Comparison w/ 4G Networks
2.5.1. Requirements for 5G Performance
2.6. 5G Preparation [Sowing Seeds]
2.6.1. 5G Force Field Analysis: Forces Against, in-Favour.
2.6.2. 5G Building Blocks
2.6.3. Planning 5G Business, Network, & Operations.
Table 1. Operator-Vendor Give & Take Matrix.
Table 2. 5G Investment, Impact & Effort Matrix.
Table 3. 5G Use Case & Value Mapping.
2.7. Root Level Understandings
2.7.1. Asset Assessment
2.7.2. Spectrum Assessment
126.96.36.199. Government Policy for 5G Spectrum
188.8.131.52. 5G Frequency Bands
184.108.40.206. Analysis (1) — 5G Spectrum Allocation, Worldwide.
2.8.1. Analysis (2) — 5G Versus 4G Implementation
2.8.2. MNOs can’t rely on previous methods of implementing 4G networks.
2.9. 5G Deployment Hierarchy
2.9.1. Plan — > Build — > Deploy —> Operate.
2.9.2. Step 1 — 5G Business Case Planning
220.127.116.11. Identifying Business Use-Cases comes first, then Deployment.
18.104.22.168.1. Analysis Cluster — 5G Demand & Feasibility
22.214.171.124.2. Analysis (3) — 5G Mojo Finder
126.96.36.199.3. Analysis (4) — Why the Rush (5G is years away!)?
188.8.131.52.4. Analysis (5) — 5G Alternatives.
184.108.40.206.5. Analysis (6) — 5G is Inevitable.
220.127.116.11. Analysis (7) — 5G Backward Compatibility & Resource Reutilisation
18.104.22.168.1. Coexistence of Traditional & Cloud based models.
22.214.171.124.2. Supporting both 4G & 5G Technologies.
126.96.36.199. Scheduling 5G
2.9.3. Step 2 — 5G Transformation Planning
188.8.131.52. Transformation Models
184.108.40.206.1. Overhaul Model (1)
220.127.116.11.2. Incremental Model (2)
18.104.22.168. Preparing for Transition
22.214.171.124.1. Analysis (8) — 5G Transition Strategies; Upgrading, Expanding, or Overhauling.
126.96.36.199.2. 2G/ 3G/ 4G —to— 4.5G —to— 5G
188.8.131.52. 5G Network Designing & Enabling
184.108.40.206.1. Designing on Top-Of —&— In-Parallel to existing Networks.
220.127.116.11.2. (Creating &) Maintaining Slices of Networks.
18.104.22.168.3. Analysis (9) — Capital Requirements
22.214.171.124.4. Analysis (10) —Network Competence & ‘Coopitition’.
126.96.36.199.5. Analysis (11) — Business Plan Innovation, Worldwide.
188.8.131.52.6. Identifying ‘Right Transition Processes’.
184.108.40.206.6.1. Analysis (12) — Setting Process Knowledge & Technology Tools in place.
220.127.116.11.6.2. Aiming for Early Competitive Advantages.
18.104.22.168. Network Slicing Conceptualisation
22.214.171.124.1. Exemplary Analysis (13) — MNO Network Slicing Strategies & Concepts, Worldwide.
126.96.36.199.2. SDN Conceptualisation
188.8.131.52.3. Analysis (14) — SDN; What was long absent & missed, is now possible.
184.108.40.206. 5G Network Capability Break-Up
220.127.116.11.1. for Capacity
18.104.22.168.2. for Resilience
22.214.171.124. RAN Deployment Planning
126.96.36.199.3. Throughput & Latency
188.8.131.52. Investment Analysis
184.108.40.206.1. Detailed Investment Analysis (15) to support decision-making (of all the above).
220.127.116.11. Analysis (16) — Managing 5G Transformation.
2.9.4. Step 3 — 5G Network & Operations Planning
18.104.22.168. 5G Operational Impact
22.214.171.124.1.1. on Network Architecture & Performance
126.96.36.199.2.1. on Use cases.
188.8.131.52. Overview — Possibility, Opportunity Diagram (more on this is covered in the following chapters)
184.108.40.206. Profitable, Optimised Network.
220.127.116.11.1. Flawless Network Performance.
18.104.22.168.2. ‘Tweakable’ Software Defined Architecture
22.214.171.124.3. Analysis (17) — Developing Cognitive Network Capabilities via SDN.
126.96.36.199. AI, Big Data, IoT Mashup — Use & Applications
188.8.131.52.1. Examples — Real Case Scenarios
184.108.40.206. Analysis (18) — Profiteering during Transition.
220.127.116.11. Investment Strategies during Network Evolution
18.104.22.168.1. Savings/ Earnings
22.214.171.124.1.1. Detailed Analysis (19)— How Operators are aiming to grow revenues during every step of the migration process?
126.96.36.199.1.2. Network Asset (e.g. spectrum) Monetisation
2.10. 5G Ecosystem Forecasts, Worldwide 2018 to 2025
3 5G Commercialisation & Monetisation: Operator-Vendor Roadmaps, Business Plan Innovation, Use-Case Development, w/ Recommendations & Forecasts 2018 to 2025.
3.1. Step 4 — 5G ‘Commercialisation & Revenue Model’ Roadmaps.
3.1.1. Pre-5G Commercialisation +Monetisation 4Q 2017
188.8.131.52. Vendor Key Pre-5G Models
184.108.40.206.1. Use Cases — Pre-5G Commercialisation
220.127.116.11.2. Use Cases — Pre-5G Monetisation
18.104.22.168. Operator Key Pre-5G Models
22.214.171.124.1. Use Cases — Pre-5G Commercialisation
126.96.36.199.2. Use Cases — Pre-5G Monetisation
3.1.2. Par, Post 5G Commercialisation +Monetisation (4Q 2017)
188.8.131.52. Vendor Key Par/ Post 5G Models
184.108.40.206.1. Use Cases — Par-5G Commercialisation
220.127.116.11.2. Use Cases — Par-5G Monetisation
18.104.22.168.3. existing — Post-5G Commercialisation Models
22.214.171.124.4. perceptive — Post-5G Commercialisation Models
126.96.36.199. Operator Key Par/ Post 5G Models
188.8.131.52.1. perceptive— Par/ Post 5G Commercialisation
184.108.40.206.2. perceptive — Par/ Post 5G Monetisation
220.127.116.11.3. Analysis (20)— World 5G Achievement Break Up (4Q 2017).
18.104.22.168. 5G Team Feed: Creating & Innovating ways to bridge the gap between Physical, Social, & Virtual
Worlds. (support included)
22.214.171.124. ‘Tap-Tree’, Business Model Types.
126.96.36.199.1. Exclusive 5G: The unique and uncommon, high potential, both commercially & professionally
viable, cases. syn. Robotic, Highcost models.
188.8.131.52.1.1. Use in Commerce, Content, Context, & Connectivity.
184.108.40.206.2. Inclusive 5G — The common solutions replicable across industries, communities, public, or private forums. Syn. Automation, Lowcost Models.
220.127.116.11.2.1. Use in Commerce, Content, Context, & Connectivity.
3.2. 5G Business Model Provisioning
3.2.3. In-Partnership (Operator <—> Micro Operator) Provision
3.3. 5G Business Model Segmentation with Forecasts 2018-2020-2025
3.3.1. Residential Segments
18.104.22.168. Service Overlay (replacing broadband, ex.)
22.214.171.124. Asset-based Residential Business Models
126.96.36.199. Connectivity-based Residential Business Models
188.8.131.52. Partnership-based Residential Business Models
3.3.2. Industrial Segments
184.108.40.206. Building Industrial Ecosystems [use of M2M, IoT, &c.]
220.127.116.11. Output Enhancement (productivity, increased management, asset optimisation, ex.)
18.104.22.168. Asset-based Industrial Business Models
22.214.171.124. Connectivity-based Industrial Business Models
126.96.36.199. Partnership-based Industrial Business Models
3.3.3. Business Segments
188.8.131.52. Cloudification [simplifying use & delivery of services, fx.]
184.108.40.206. Alt—BOSS [BSS/ OSS] Models
220.127.116.11. Asset-based ‘Business-backed’ Models
18.104.22.168. Connectivity-based Business-backed Models
22.214.171.124. Partnership-based Business-backed Models
3.3.4. Citizen Segment
126.96.36.199. Nationwide Enhanced Mobile Experience
188.8.131.52. Unlocking New Use Cases (building digital parks, fx.)
184.108.40.206. Tapping VR/ AR/ AI Technologies
220.127.116.11. Asset-based Citizen-backed Models
18.104.22.168. Connectivity-based Citizen-backed Models
22.214.171.124. Partnership-based Citizen-backed Models
126.96.36.199. Mission Critical Application
188.8.131.52. Infrastructure-as-a-Service Segment, Exclusive.
3.4. Elements of a Successful Future 5G Network
3.4.1. Portability & Scalability (or Omni Accessibility)
184.108.40.206. Aiming for Personalisation — Plug-&-Play Abilities.
220.127.116.11. Examples — The most ‘Portable’ 5G Use Cases.
18.104.22.168. Analysis (21) — Propelling unique experiential strengths & gaining exposure.
3.4.2. Wide Outreach (or Omni Presence)
22.214.171.124. Fast Delivery
126.96.36.199. Use Cases — Monetising 5G Reach & Presence.
3.4.3. Creativity & Innovation
188.8.131.52. Use Cases —‘Creative & Innovative’ 5G use.
3.4.4. Consumer Awareness
184.108.40.206. Analysis (22) — 5G ‘Awareness’ among End-users & Industries. w/ Operator such Initiatives.
3.5. Leveraging ‘5G Care’
3.5.1. impact on Cost Savings — ‘Xtra Room’ for Revenues.
3.5.2. Use Cases — MNO ‘4G Care’ Scoreboard, 4Q 2017.
3.6. 5G Standards, & Future
3.6.1. World Standard Comprehension
3.6.2. World Standard Bodies
3.6.3. Standardisation Forecasts 2018 to 2025.
3.6.4. Watch out for Social Mascots & Corporate Responsibility Watchdogs.
3.7. World Operator 5G Case Study Collection [w/ Rationales]
3.7.1. AT&T, USA.
3.7.2. Verizon Wireless, USA.
3.7.3. SoftBank, Japan
3.7.4. América Móvil
3.7.5. China Mobile, China
3.7.6. NTT DOCOMO, Japan
3.7.7. SK Telecom, South Korea
3.8. Government Initiatives
3.8.3. South Korea
3.9. Operator 5G Use Cases, Rest of the World.
3.10. Governments & 5G — Worldwide Critical Analysis (23).
3.10.1. Recommendations to Governments.
3.11. Cases in Contrast.
4.0 5G Vendor Selection & Portfolio Breakups —Trial Reports, Vendor-Operator Use Cases, w/ ***Ratings, Worldwide.
4.2. World 5G R&D — Analysis (24) & Interpretations.
4.3. World 5G Investments — Analysis (25) & Interpretations.
4.3.1. Regional Investment Breakup.
4.4.1. Standalone vs. Non-standalone 5G Core
4.4.2. Standalone 5G NR in Release 15.
4.4.3. Interoperability challenges
4.5. Ambition Analysis (26) —Coverage, Capacity, Ultra Capacity & Coverage.
4.5.1. eMBB [6GHZ vs. mmWave] Vs. uRLLC Vs. eMTC.
4.6. Worldwide 5G Subscriber Forecasts 2018-2025 [& Beyond].
4.7. Worldwide 5G Revenue Forecasts 2018-2025 [& Beyond].
4.8. World 5G Trials & Commercial Plotting, Worldwide.
220.127.116.11. North America
18.104.22.168. Latin America
4.91.2. Asia Pacifc
4.9.3. Middle East & Africa
22.214.171.124. East Europe
126.96.36.199. West Europe
4.9.5. Trial Judgements & Forecasts 2018 to 2025.
4.9.6. 5G Vendor-Operator Possibility Analysis (27) w. ‘safehand’ Recommendations.
✂ World 5G Service Provider (to MNOs) Directory.
4.10. World 5G Launch Schedule
4.10.1. Expected 2019 – 2020
4.10.2. Expected 2020 – 2022
4.10.3. Expected 2022 – 2025
4.11.. World 5G Vendor Hierarchy [Regional E2E & Specialised Detailed Service Breakups] —w/
4.11.1. Asia Pacific
188.8.131.52. Top 5 E2E Solution Providers — Asia Pacific.
184.108.40.206. Solution Breakup
220.127.116.11.1. Coverage (sub 6GHz)
18.104.22.168.3. Ultra Capacity (24 GHz or Up)
22.214.171.124. Key Specialised Offerings — Asia Pacific.
126.96.36.199. Top 5 E2E Solution Providers — Europe.
188.8.131.52. Solution Breakup (SB)
184.108.40.206.1. Coverage (sub 6GHz)
220.127.116.11.3. Ultra Capacity (24 GHz or Up)
18.104.22.168. Key Specialised Offerings — Europe.
22.214.171.124. Top 5 E2E Solution Providers — Americas.
126.96.36.199. Solution Breakup (SB)
188.8.131.52.1. Coverage (sub 6GHz)
184.108.40.206.3. Ultra Capacity (24 GHz or Up)
220.127.116.11. Key Specialised Offerings — Americas
4.11.4. Middle East & Africa
18.104.22.168. Top 5 E2E Solution Providers — Middle East & Africa.
22.214.171.124. Solution Breakup (SB)
126.96.36.199.1. Coverage (sub 6GHz)
188.8.131.52.3. Ultra Capacity (24 GHz or Up)
184.108.40.206. Key Specialised Offerings — Middle East & Africa.
4.12. 5G Key Vendor Case Studies —SWOT Analysis (28)
4.12.1. End-2-End (E2E) Offerings
220.127.116.11. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
18.104.22.168.2. Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124.3. Strategic Initiatives
126.96.36.199.2. Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52.3. Strategic Initiatives
184.108.40.206.2. Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11.3 Strategic Initiatives
18.104.22.168.2. Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124.3. Strategic Initiatives
126.96.36.199.2. Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52.3. Strategic Initiatives
184.108.40.206.2. Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11.3. Strategic Initiatives
4.12.2. Specialised or Fragmented Offerings
18.104.22.168. Key Independent Asset, & Connectivity Service Providers, Worldwide
22.214.171.124.1. Fronthaul/ Backhaul Solution Providers [e.g. from IP-based to circuit switch].
126.96.36.199.2. 5G Modern Antenna Solution Providers (e.g. Dual Connectivity)
188.8.131.52.3. RAN Modernisation
184.108.40.206.3.1. Most Energy-friendly Solutions.
220.127.116.11.3.1.1. Green RAN
18.104.22.168.3.2. Commercial 5G NR Implementation
22.214.171.124.3.3. Cloud RAN Planning and Data Center Deployment
126.96.36.199.4. Key Independent NFV Solution Providers.
188.8.131.52.4.1. NFV Offerings
184.108.40.206.4.2. World NFV Analysis 2018 to 2025.
220.127.116.11.5. Modern Chipset Providers
18.104.22.168.6. PON Convergence & Cloudification/ Core Experts.
22.214.171.124.7. MIMO & Beam-Forming Support Providers
126.96.36.199.8. SDN-specific Experts, Worldwide. (Independent software vendors, multi-service slicing, etc.).
188.8.131.52.8.1. Building a Cost Effective & Flexible 5G Network.
184.108.40.206.8.2. 5G-intense Edge Computing Independent — Specialists (pm. multi-service (MEC), integrations, etc.
220.127.116.11.9. Multi-carrier Filtering & Enabling Experts (UFMC/ FBMC, NOMA, SCMA, uplink mass connectivity, ultra density, wireless backhaul, etc.)
18.104.22.168.10. Millisecond Latency Experts
22.214.171.124.11. SON & Automation
126.96.36.199.12. Network Performance & Optimisation (e.g. V2V communications and dual mode mobility, etc.).
188.8.131.52. Key 3rd Party/ Partner-Service Enablement Providers, Worldwide.
184.108.40.206.2. 3rd—Party Partnerships
220.127.116.11.3. Brokerage/ Service Auction Models
18.104.22.168.3.1. Bringing Buyers & Sellers together through Auctions to enjoy Network Services.
22.214.171.124.4. Key 5G API Enablers & DSVs.
126.96.36.199.4.1. Analysis — Top Operator Application Provider Collaborations
188.8.131.52.4.2. Key Future Applications in Development (3Q, 2018).
184.108.40.206.5. Key 5G Accelerator Programs [w/ Outcome Analysis, 4Q 2017].
220.127.116.11.6. Billing Solution Providers, Worldwide.
18.104.22.168.7. 4K Video Delivery Experts
22.214.171.124.8. Top-10 Robotics Corporations
126.96.36.199.9. AI Experts
188.8.131.52.10. VR/ AR Experts.
184.108.40.206.11. Top (Big) Data Analytics “Options”.
220.127.116.11.12. IoT Experts (pm. connection management, energy efficiency, etc.)
18.104.22.168.12.1. IoT Market Forecast: Shipping—vis-a-vis—Sales—visa-vis—Revenues, 2018 to 2025.
22.214.171.124.12.2. IoT Segmentation: Device, Personal, & Commercial Use w/ growth forecast estimations, 2018 to 2025.
126.96.36.199.13. Memory & Storage Solutions (storage-as-service, unified control/ data planes, etc.).
188.8.131.52.14. Mission Critical Applications (enterprise cloud, etc.).
184.108.40.206.15. 5G Testing
4.13. Non-Telco Challengers To Watch Out For
220.127.116.11. Interpretations — Terra Graph small cell Trial
18.104.22.168. Interpretations — Aries Massive MIMO Trial
4.13.2. Municipal corporations
4.13.3. Industries (automative companies, large industrial houses)
4.13.4. CoOpitition Analysis (29) — Challengers Vs. CSPs
22.214.171.124. Recommendations for Mobile Operators.
4.14. 5G Vendor Growth Forecasts, & Recommendations 2018 to 2025. [+support included]
5.0 5G Standardisation Development, Research Initiatives, Achievements, & Challenges.
5.0. Standards Understandings
5.1. Standards in Development 2017 (4Q)
5.2. World 5G Standard Comprehension (2017 4Q)
5.2.1. ITU & 5G
5.2.2. 3GPP & 5G
5.2.3. GSMA & 5G
5.3. 5G Standardisation Challenges & Opportunities
5.3.1. The Challenges of 5G
5.3.2. Spectrum Harmonisation
5.3.3. Millimetre Wave Frequencies
5.3.4. Frequency Bands below 6 GHZ
5.3.5. Small Cells
5.3.7. Access to Elevated and “Semi-Elevated” Locations
5.4. 5G Networks’ Regional Coverage and Backhaul
5.5. Net Neutrality Issues.
5.6. World 5G Standards Forecasts 2018 to 2025.
5.7. Support & Recommendations
6.0 Conclusions, Forecasts, & Recommendations 2018 to 2025, & Beyond.
6.1. Pre-5G Conclusions & Recommendations [included in support]
6.1.1. 4G-As-5G Offerings
6.1.2. 5G Strategic Placement
6.1.3 Selecting Roadmaps
6.1.4. Spectrum Policies & Future
6.1.5. Careful Investment Planning & Resource Reutilisation.
6.1.6. New Protocols & Possibilities
6.2. Par-5G Recommendations
6.2.1. Out-band & Narrow Frequency Band Interference Control & Utilisation
6.2.2. Gaining more from Beamforming & M-MIMO
6.2.3. Versatile Portfolio Planning
126.96.36.199. Pricing How-tos & Monetisation from Day-1.
188.8.131.52.1. Intrinsic Monetisation
184.108.40.206.2. Extrinsic Monetisation
220.127.116.11.3. ARPU/Cs from Day-1.
6.2.4. New Collaborations for Enhanced Capabilities & Service Delivery
6.2.6. Practical 5G Use & Portfolio Customisation
6.2.7. Energy Efficiency
6.3. Post-5G Recommendations
6.3.1. 5G in Action; 2025 to 2018 Contrarian Perspectives.
6.3.2. The Socio-Economic and Business Implications of 5G, 2018 to 2025.
6.3.3. World 5G Subscriber & Segmentation Forecasts 2020 to 2025, & Beyond.
6.3.4. 5G ARPU/C Forecasts 2020 to 2025, & Beyond.
6.3.5. Getting more via SDN & 3rd Party Partnerships.
6.4. Analysis (31) — Security in the 5G World.
6.5.1. World 5G R&D Trial Spend Forecasts, 2018 to 2025.
6.5.2. Guest Expert Contribution — Vision 2030; Robots are very much here!
6.6. 5G Fertilisation Recommendations & Conclusions. [+on-demand; +included in support]
F. List of Figures
F1. 5G Technical Specification
F2. 5G Use Cases
F3. 5G Usage Scenarios
F4. 5G Performance Objectives
F5. NTT DoCoMo’s 5G Roadmap
F6. SK Telecom’s 5G Roadmap
F7. Operator Service Revenues vs. Industry Digitalisation Revenues for ICT players (In US$ billion) 2018-2025.
F8. 5G-enabled Industry Digitalisation Revenues for ICT Players, 2025
F9. Operator 5G Market Opportunity in Key Industries (In US$ billion) 2025.
F10. Operator Revenue Growth Opportunity for 5G Industry Digitalisation (In US$ billion) 2025.
F11. IMT-2020 Development Roadmap
F12. Worldwide 5G Subscribers Forecasts (In million) 2020-2025
F13. 5G Subscribers by Region (In million) 2020 – 2025
F14. North America 5G subscribers (In million) 2020 – 2025
F15. Europe 5G subscribers (In million) 2020 – 2025
F16. Asia Pacific 5G subscribers (In million) 2020 – 2025
F17. Mid East 5G subscribers (In million) 2020 – 2025
F18. Africa 5G subscribers (In million) 2020 – 2025
F19. Latin America 5G subscribers (In million) 2020-2025
F18. Worldwide 5G Revenue Forecast (In million) 2020 – 2025
F19. 5G Revenue by Region (In million) 2020 – 2025
T. LIST OF TABLES
T1. Investigation for 5G Spectrum
T2. First 5G Deadlines & Trials
T3. Worldwide 5G Subscribers Forecasts (In million) 2020-2025
T4. 5G Subscribers by Region (In million) 2020 – 2025
T5. Worldwide 5G Revenue Forecasts (In million) 2020 – 2025
Key touch points 4G Maximisation
– Fully monetise your 4G network investments by developing new business models & use-cases with revenue generating services of the future;
– Leverage advanced 4G technologies to handle & monetise massive growth in traffic;
– Deliver content and services with low latency using your 4G network across various residential, industrial, & business segments;
– Redefine 4G RAN for cost reduction and revenue generation.
Key touch points on 5G Fertilisation
– Pre, Par, Post 5G Dynamics — Efficiently manage your network economics while you transition from 4G to 5G;
– Prepare for 5G without investing in 5G — by introducing 5G-ready elements in your 4G network.
– 5G Innovation & Partnerships.
Key Questions Answered by the Report:
- Who is Trialing what; Target Innovations, Achievements, Breakthroughs, & vulnerabilities w/ over 15+ unheard of Pilots, Worldwide?
- 5G Vendor Selection — Most desirable 5G vendors of the most desirable 5G technologies; existing vendor-operator tie-ups with costing & detailed service agreement breakups?
- 5G in 2025 — Fantastical visions of the future, experiencing how 5G will have evolved in 8 years?
- 5G ARPU Theory, Incumbency, & Commercialisation — When & How will 5G effectively start contributing to Operator ARPUs? MNOs Vs. Governments (municipal corps., govt. owned CSP operations, etc.), Vs. TechGiants & others? Enabling a nextgen portfolio with Future 5G Monetisation strategies for Tier-2/3 Operators w/ 5-year forecasts for 2025?
- How operators can align their existing network investment with their future 5G network; develop nation wide IaaS ‘umbrella capabilities’ —for tapping micro/ macro level Verticals present across B2B/2C galaxies, with worldwide Capital/ Operational Expenditure briefings?
- How can operators prepare ahead & leverage different vertical infusions to their advantage?
- 5G Post Convergence Scenarios — What are the scenarios that will be created by the Convergence of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning?
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