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Part of Ovum’s 5G series, this report identifies three potential opportunities for wholesalers that are created by the development of 5G. It analyzes their respective strengths and weaknesses and identifies the timescales associated with each.


  • 5G opportunities for wholesalers can be segmented into three distinct groups: wholesale services supporting 5G deployment; wholesale of enhanced mobile broadband; and new wholesale opportunities enabled by 5G. Each brings opportunities in the future but all will require wholesalers to adapt their current businesses to maximize these opportunities.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn what is new about 5G and what these capabilities mean for wholesalers of fixed and mobile services.
  • Identifies opportunities specifically associated with 5G for fixed and mobile wholesalers.
  • Assesses the timescales involved and when 5G wholesale opportunities will move from slideware to reality.

Key questions answered

  • What opportunities for new revenue can 5G unlock for fixed and mobile wholesalers?
  • When will new service opportunities created by 5G deliver revenue for wholeaslers?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

5G potential for new wholesale business

  • Understanding 5G technology and services

Wholesale opportunities from 5G

  • Three wholesale stages for 5G
  • Wholesale opportunity 1: Traditional backhaul services supporting 5G rollout
  • Wholesale opportunity 2: Wholesale of enhanced mobile broadband
  • Wholesale opportunity 3: New wholesale opportunities enabled by 5G


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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