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Many CSPs are either planning or in the process of upgrading to agile cloud-enabled IT systems to support the monetization of 5G services. This report looks at the market dynamics and areas of CSP IT investment for 5G monetization.


  • CSPs need to adjust their expectations of 5G functionality, because 3GPP standards dictate that 5G functionality will arrive across three phases from 2018 until 2022.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the phases of 5G network maturity.
  • Analyzes what IT capabilities will be needed in a monetization solution for 5G.

Key questions answered

  • What 5G-related use cases will CSPs need to monetize?
  • Where are the most important areas of investment for 5G monetization?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

CSPs need to adjust their expectation of 5G

  • The features of 5G will arrive in phases
  • Technology maturity will drive use case development

Investment priorities for monetizing 5G

  • Three areas of investment for 5G monetization


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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