GSMA forecasts that, by 2025, the number of global 5G connections will reach 1.1 billion, with one third of the world’s population connected to 5G networks.
5G Will Bring About Deeper Connections, Extending the Operators’ Value Chain and Forming a New Business Model
The future operator network is oriented towards 5G, supporting new services such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine-type communications (mMTC).
While the B2C domain allows for quick monetization, it also poses the biggest challenge to operators, and the business model may need to change, especially in terms of brand, service model, and charging metrics.
The concept of multi-layered monetization takes shape in terms of connectivity (connections, mobile edge computing, and slicing), platforms (IaaS and data platforms, such as IoV and video surveillance), integration (one-stop industry integration), and operations (E2E operations services, such as unmanned aerial vehicles and VR).
From the perspective of the relationship between solution and device providers and operators, the network construction of 5G transport networks will change inevitably as the operators’ business concepts change.