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This research analyzes how service providers are preparing to lay the foundation for 5G, which brings more network complexity as well as more opportunity to differentiate.


  • 5G is more of a step change for network operators than 4G, both technologically and strategically, and they should start the process of transformation 5G enables today.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses where opportunities lie for network operators to maximize the chances of 5G success, and how they can take advantage of them.
  • Evaluates how 5G changes the digital services market and what this means for network operators.
  • Identifies key learnings from 4G and what this means for 5G.

Key questions answered

  • Globally, what are network operators' latest 5G launch plans?
  • What new opportunities arise for network operators from 5G's enhanced capabilities and increased complexity?
  • What happens to digital services when 5G is launched?
  • What is Ovum's latest 5G subscription outlook?
  • What can operators learn from successful 4G launches?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: 5G: Regional and Global Approaches to a Technology Step Change

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