Cover Image
Market Research Report
Product code

5G Revenue: Understanding the Opportunity and Who Benefits

Published: | IDC | 11 Pages | Delivery time: 1-2 business days


Back to Top
5G Revenue: Understanding the Opportunity and Who Benefits
Published: July 13, 2021
Content info: 11 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
  • ALL
  • Description
  • Table of Contents

This IDC Market Perspective examines the different models and use cases that will drive 5G revenue growth. As more and more 5G networks go live around the world, the conversation must pivot from deploying infrastructure to realizing a return on that capex investment. A variety of use cases will ultimately generate 5G revenue, but not all will see the same degree of revenue growth. "Anytime a technology can do something truly transformational - like 5G's ability to deliver high speed, low latency, and connection density improvements - there is a tendency to equate its potential with a big revenue opportunity," says Jason Leigh, research manager, Mobility and 5G Service research at IDC. "The complexity of 5G use cases, the diversity of complementary technologies, and the broader 5G partnership ecosystem means that the road to 5G revenue is not automatic and the monetary impact will be dispersed in smaller amounts to a wider array of vendors and service providers."

Table of Contents
Product Code: US45804520

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Introduction
  • Industry Dynamics
    • Consumer 5G Revenue
      • Mobile Service Plans
      • 5G Fixed Wireless Access
      • Other 5G-Enabled Services
    • Business 5G Revenue
      • Mobile Service Plans and FWA
      • Other 5G Services and Use Cases
      • 5G Plus MEC to Drive Revenue
      • Private 5G Networks Open a Door for Many Vendors
  • Competition for the 5G Dollar

Advice for 5G Ecosystem Participants

  • Don't Overhype 5G's Revenue Opportunity
  • Understand Your Right to Play
  • Emphasize Nonrevenue Benefits
  • Point to the Future

IDC's Point of View

Learn More

  • Related Research
  • Synopsis