This study provides a broad yet in depth view of the key digital wireless technologies being adopted.

This report talks about

  • Accelerating 5G capabilities explains how 5G network expansion, fixed wireless access, private networks, and 5G IoT contribute to 5G monetisation
  • Next steps for network deployment identifies mid band spectrum, deployment of new 5 G capabilities and investments required to unlock 5 G efficiency
  • Technological advance ments explains how network slicing, open RAN and virtualisation, edge computing and satellite contribute to 5G interoperability
  • The age of ecosystems explains how the ICT sector is reshaping to address integrated innovation, open APIs and cybersecurity
  • The coming trends unveil the new role and positioning of telcos in this new ICT world, triggered by AI powered capabilities and quantum computing

Table of contents

Executive summary

1. Accelerating 5G capabilities
1.1. New markets, new use cases, new scale
1.2. Fixed Wireless Access
1.3. Private Networks
1.4. 5G IoT: delivering new capabilities
1.5. 5G Monetisation

2. Next steps for network deployment
2.1. The need for additional mid-band spectrum
2.2. Accelerating network deployment
2.3. Investments
2.4. Investing in Gigabit networks in Africa

3. Technological advancements
3.1. Interoperability
3.2. Network slicing
3.3. Open RAN and network virtualisation
3.4. Edge computing
3.5. Satellite

4. The age of the ecosystem
4.1. Partnerships
4.2. Integrated innovation
4.3. Open APIs
4.4. Cybersecurity

5. Upcoming trends
5.1. The changing role of telcos
5.2. AI powered capabilities
5.3. Quantum computing

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

1. Accelerating 5G capabilities
▪ 5G subscriptions in the world by use case, 2020-2028 (million)
▪ 5G revenue in the world by use case, 2020-2028 (million)
▪ Increase in FWA connections, worldwide
▪ Main characteristics of private 5G networks
▪ Technology breakdown of the global M2M market (million units)

2. Next steps for network deployment
▪ Global mobile network data traffic (in EB per month)

3. Technological advancements
▪ Main benefits of network slicing
▪ Key interests for deploying edge computing
▪ Simplified approaches for satellite integration into 5G
▪ Key scenarios of satellite integration with 5G network

4. The age of ecosystems
▪ Benefits of partner ecosystems
▪ Transitioning to new sales cycle through partnerships
▪ Overview Of an OpenAPI system
▪ Cost of a data breach

5. Upcoming trends
▪ Reinvention of telco’s network capacities
▪ Network transformation technology drivers

Geographic area



  • China Mobile
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Future Market Insights
  • Google
  • GSMA
  • IBM
  • McKinsey
  • Orange
  • PwC
  • Rakuten Symphony
  • Telefónica

Other details

  • Reference: M00107MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: 5G, mobile networks, telco’s wireless, Gigabit, cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing, Open RAN, edge computing, satellite

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