With 5G New Radio standard release rapidly approaching, mobile operators need to identify new sources of revenue to pay for the investment. A 10-year 5G revenue report from iGR looks at five possible sources of revenue that mobile operators may depend upon, including 5G mobile broadband service, 5G IoT, 5G fixed wireless access, advertising, and mobile operator-provided entertainment services.
Another area of potential 5G revenue, network slicing, is still too undefined to be included in the model, a press release for the report said.
“Our model included multiple sources of 5G revenue to supplement consumer 5G mobile subscription services,” said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR. “Using this model, we found that after the first two years of the 5G era, mobile operators will be able to generate billions of dollars of revenue annually to pay for the necessary investment in 5G mobile networks.”
iGR’s market study, U.S. 5G Revenues, 2017-2027: The billions and where they come from, also provides information on the requirements of 5G, the timeline of its deployment, the potential use cases of 5G, as well as recent 5G initiatives of the major U.S. mobile operators.
The following key questions are addressed in the new research study: