TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # EUR146160120

5G Goes Commercial: Early Experiences and Future Prospects

By: John DelaneyAssociate Vice President, European Mobility

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Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: The Early Market for 5G Services

New Market Developments and Dynamics

The First Year of Commercial 5G: Taking Stock

5G is the Fastest G so far, in More Ways Than One

Figure: A New Mobile G Every Decade

The Price of Early 5G: Splitting the Standard Into Two Phases

Figure: Expected Timeline for Commercial Development of 5G in Europe

Customers are Being Promised a Revolution, but Early 5G Will not Deliver it

Commercial 5G: From Zero to Half of Western Europe in Less Than a Year

If There is a "Race to 5G," Europe is a Frontrunner

Commercial 5G in Europe Appeared Early and Spread Rapidly During 2019

Figure: Rapid Spread of Commercial 5G in Europe During 2019

European Operators' Approach to Commercial 5G Timing

Early Availability of 5G in Other Regions

Mobile Operators' Experience of Early 5G Deployment, and Near-Term Expectations

Early 5G Equipment Performs Well, Despite the Rush to Market

Restrictions on the Use of Huawei Threaten to Add Cost and Delay to European 5G Rollouts

Spectrum Regulation, Cell Site Planning, and Public Health Fears Also Impede Some Operators' 5G Rollouts

5G Spectrum Licensing

Commercial Difficulty in Upgrading Sites and Finding New Ones

Restrictions on Cell-Site Transmission Power

Figure: No Ionization by Radio Waves at Frequencies Used by Mobile Networks

5G Fear Leading to Restrictions on Rollout and Transmission Power

Advice for the Services Provider

Emerging Approaches to 5G Service Marketing

5G Service Pricing: Unlimited Usage Emerges as an Early Trend

Service Applications of 5G

Applications of 5G NSA

5G NSA Consumer Applications

Figure: Long-Form Video Streaming More Common Among 5G Subscribers than 4G Subscribers for BT

5G NSA Enterprise Applications

Figure: Vertical Applications of 5G NSA: Healthcare Example
Figure: Private Cellular for Site Connectivity: An Important 4G Opportunity, and an On-Ramp for 5G

Applications of 5G SA

5G SA Consumer Applications

5G SA Enterprise Applications

Case Studies: U.K. Operators' Experience of Early Commercial 5G

BT (EE): Early Experiences of Commercial 5G

Early Experience of 5G Rollout

Network Vendors for 5G

5G NSA Commercialization and Marketing

Views and Prospects for 5G SA

Regulatory Influences on 5G Deployment

Spectrum

Other Regulatory Issues

Vodafone: Early Experiences of Commercial 5G

Early Experience of 5G Rollout

Network Vendors for 5G

5G NSA Commercialization and Marketing

Views and Prospects for 5G SA

Regulatory Influences on 5G Deployment

Spectrum

Other Regulatory Issues

Three UK: Early Experiences of Commercial 5G

Early Experience of 5G Rollout

5G NSA Commercialization and Marketing

Views and Prospects for 5G SA

Regulatory Influences on 5G Deployment

Expectations for Customer Uptake of 5G

The 5G Subscriber Base Has Grown Very Rapidly in China and South Korea

European 5G Subscriber Growth is Likely to be More Modest

Figure: Estimated Growth of 5G in the Western European Mobile Subscriber Base

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