Says ResearchICA, a Washington DC based Research & Innovation think tank, in its latest “strategic” Report; ‘5G Fertiliser: World 4G/5G Transformations, Business Plan Innovation, & Revenue Maximisation 2018-2025 [Jan 2018 Edition].’ Although there’s no word out yet on harmonisation of bands…
Says ResearchICA, a Washington DC based Research & Innovation think tank, in its latest “strategic” Report; ‘5G Fertiliser: World 4G/5G Transformations, Business Plan Innovation, & Revenue Maximisation 2018-2025 [Jan 2018 Edition].’ Although there’s no word out yet on harmonisation of bands, proof of capacity or coverage enhancements [in live environments], but Researchica infers, the industry has come a long way since the beginning, and that availability of solutions will galvanise once operators come forward and start committing to the cause of 5G, which is inevitable. It’s a matter of when, not if, per se.
Insofar only a few service providers in the US, Japan, and South Korea have taken aggressive steps vis-à-vis 5G. The study reveals, these pioneers are expected to register average 5G ARPU growth of 250% across their existing product portfolios resulting from reduced OpEx and 1000X enhanced network capacity. Moreover, the benefits are not limited to just revenue growth across their existing portfolios, but it will additionally allow them to diversify across several unheard-of use cases and businesses that will be solely built on the capabilities of 5G technology.
Researchica projects upto 70% players will have actual 5G running by 2025. Inspite that over 72% will have ‘pre-5G’ offerings ready by 2019. It is only 15-18 months or so, and operators need to do a lot to catch up. Interestingly 80% of the growth will happen only in just 2 years between 2023-2025. Period between 2020-2022 will, however register only upto 20-25% growth.
A. Bard, Director of Research at Researchica said, “Operators must first look at maximising their revenues from 4G networks by modernising their network technologies, and by unlocking pre-5G use cases. This will allow creating a fertile ground for 5G, while making smooth transition from 4G to 5G.”. “5G will create its own verticals simultaneously opening new doors of multiple – fresh revenue streams for Operators. A 4G-5G ‘hybrid approach’, therefore will be crucial in laying strong HetNet foundations in near as well as distant 5G future.”, Mr. Bard elaborated.
Clarifying over delay in Release of its much anticipated Research, Mr. Bard explained, “We release only 1 Report a year. And since we wanted ‘5G Fertiliser’ to be a complete solution, 2 new Modules: Module 1. ‘4G Tapper’, and Module 2. ‘5G investment tracker’ & ‘5G ARPU tracker’, were planned in the final days to provide more depth to the Research. Where (module-1) ‘4G tapper’ will now attend to maximising returns from existing 4G infrastructures while creating a fertile ground for 5G (‘5G Fertilisation’); (module-2) ‘5G ARPU & Investment tracker’ will serve as tools to provide service providers with actionable intelligence: Understanding of the underlying economics & overall feasibility of 5G.
Now mere 2-weeks away from Release, company has started taking limited pre-orders for the Research [valid only till 20th January, 2018].