Implications of 5G Deployment for Future Business Models

5G promises not just greater bandwidth, but also lower latency, lower power consumption and greater reliability. It offers the opportunity for new deployment models and innovative services, substantially expanding the traditional mobile ecosystem.

The regulatory framework that applies to 5G may help these promises turn into sustainable business cases, but it may also be a hindrance. It is therefore important for regulators to understand the key technologies and services that may emerge and the obstacles and enablers for success.

This report, prepared together with Axon Partners Group for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), looks at the implications of 5G deployment for market structure, market dynamics, business models, value chains and competition in telecommunications and adjacent markets (e.g. automotive, manufacturing, agriculture).

The study can be downloaded here.