5G deployment: Strategies to make the business case

Our webinar looked at near-term deployment and how to monetise 5G

How do telcos make 5G a commercial success?

First broadcast: 30 January 2019

Telcos are held back by a traditional business model that demands high shareholder value and tightening opex. So ‘just 5G’ will not drive growth. But rebalancing opex and capex spend to invest in platforms and services could drive revenue & growth. 

In this webinar, we not only cover the likely near-term and long-term deployments for 5G but how infrastructure changes could and should be monetised.


To read more of insight on 5G, visit our research pages or select from our latest publications below.

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Our presenters


Chris Barraclough, Partner & Director

Chris brings over 20 years’ experience in strategic consulting and financial analysis to his presentations. He’s worked directly with clients from the telecoms, media and tech sector and brings unique insight into the challenges of internal culture and in-depth knowledge of global markets


Dave Burstein, Editor, Wireless One

Dave has interviewed some of the big names in telecoms and is plugged into the detail of tech changes. His insight is backed up by data and talking to those in the field.

Recent 5G research to complement the webinar

Why not dip into some of our latest thinking on 5G?


5G and MVNOs: Slicing up the wholesale market

The advent of 5G and network slicing offer the prospect of a shake-up of the structure of wholesale and MVNO models. What should telcos, regulators, current MVNOs and potential new MVNOs do?

Published: December 2018

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5G: The first three years

After considerable hype and uncertainty, the near term developments for 5G are now much more apparent, including which nations will go first, chip and handset availability, and the use of different spectrum bands.

Published: December 2018

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Telco economics: Network sharing in a 5G world

5G may force telcos to consider more active network sharing to overcome financial, technological  and physical constraints. We explore 5G network sharing options and cost structures, drawing lessons from existing agreements.

Published: August 2018

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