Report Overview

Juniper Research’s 5G Monetisation report provides critical insights on monetisation models for 5G market stakeholders, including assessment of key network technologies, services and market sectors that generate revenue.

It includes strategic recommendations for network operators and network vendors, aligned to a Juniper Research Leaderboard that includes the leading 5G network vendors.

The research features an in-depth analysis of pricing strategies for 5G verticals, and forecasts for data traffic per 5G connection across consumer connections and key IoT verticals.

5G sector coverage and market analysis provided for:
  • Consumer Applications
    • Personal Devices
    • Consumer Mobile Broadband
  • Commercial Applications
    • Enterprise Mobile Broadband
    • Automotive
    • Smart Homes
    • Smart Cities
    • Healthcare
    • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
This research suite includes:
  • Deep Dive Strategy & Competition (PDF)
  • 5-year Deep Dive Data & Forecasting (PDF)
  • Executive Summary & Core Findings (PDF)
  • 12 months' Access to harvest Online Data Platform
Key Market Statistics
Market size in 2021: $73.7bn
Market size in 2026: $608.9bn
2021 to 2026 CAGR: 52.56%

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Key Features

  • Opportunity Analysis: An evaluation of strategies, key market drivers, technological challenges and strategic recommendations for stakeholders across key market services, including:
    • Automotive Connectivity
    • Fixed Wireless Access
    • Internet of Things
    • Mobile Commerce Services
    • Mobile Entertainment
    • Mobile Gaming
    • Remote Healthcare Services
    • Smart City Services
    • Smart Home Solutions
  • Business Model Evaluation: Key insights into the future of 5G development and strategic recommendations to network vendors and network operators on best practices. Areas assessed include:
    • 5G Pricing Strategies
    • AI-based 5G Network Services
    • Key 5G Partnerships
    • Network Slicing Functions
    • Non-standalone and Standalone Roll-outs
    • Virtual Environments
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Provided for adoption, connections, operator-billed revenue and data attributable to 5G connections for 8 global regions and 37 countries including:
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Pakistan
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Thailand
    • UK
    • United Arab Emirates
    • US
  • Juniper Research Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment of 18 leading 5G technology vendors, including:
    • Airspan
    • Ciena
    • Cisco Systems
    • Comba Telecom
    • CommScope
    • Ericsson
    • Fujitsu
    • Huawei
    • Intel
    • Mavenir
    • NEC
    • Nokia Networks
    • Qualcomm
    • Samsung Networks
    • Siemens
    • Siklu
    • Telit
    • ZTE

Key Questions Answered

  1. Which services will position operators best to maximise a return on investment into 5G networks?
  2. What will the total market value of 5G services be by 2026?
  3. What are the key emerging opportunities for 5G service delivery over the next 5 years?
  4. How will standalone networks impact the delivery of 5G services?
  5. Which value-added services over 5G networks will be most demanded over the next 5 years?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Ciena, Ericsson, Mavenir, Siemens, Telit, ZTE.
Included in Juniper Research Leaderboard: Airspan, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Comba Telecom, CommScope, Ericsson, Fujistu, Huawei, Intel, Mavenir, NEC, Nokia Networks, Qualcomm, Samsung Networks, Siemens, Siklu, Telit, ZTE.
Mentioned: 5GDNA (5G Deterministic Networking Alliance), 5GSA (5G Slicing Association), Accenture, Acer, Amazon, Amiti Ventures, Apple, Argonaut Private Equity, ARRIS, AsiaInfo, ASOCS, Associated British Ports, Asus, AT&T, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, BMW, Bosch, British Standards Institution, British Telecom, BT, Capgemini, CEFRIO, Cellwize, Centina Systems, CGI, China Mobile, China Sports Media, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, CSPG (China Southern Power Grid), Deutsche Telekom, DFJ Tamir Fishman, Digital Domain, Dish, Einride, Etisalat, Evergreen Venture Partners, Facebook, FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Fibocom Wireless, Fluidmesh Networks, Foxconn, Fractus, GCF (Global Certification Forum), General Motors, GoGo, Google, Gree, GSA (Global Mobile Suppliers Association), GSMA, HP, Hutchison Drei , IBM, Jiangsu Future Networks Innovation Institute, Jiangsu Hengtong Optic-Electric, Jio, JRL (Japan Radio Law), JTBL (Japan Telecommunications Business Law), KCC (Korea Communications Commission), KDDI, Kenna Security, Korea Telecom, Lenovo, LG Electronics, LG U+, Lufthansa, Lyft, Microsoft, Mittel Mobile, Moovit, MTI (Microelectronic Technology Inc), NEA, Netflix, Nippon Steel, Norcat, NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone), NTT DOCOMO, O2, Oak Investment Partners, OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence), Orange, Panasonic, Princeton University, Prompt, Purple Mountain Laboratories, Rakuten, RED (Radio Equipment Directive), Renault, Royal Institute of Technology , RUCKUS, Rutgers University, Saab, Salesforce, Sandvik, Sercomm Corporation, SigOpt, SK Telecom, Smartfren, SoftBank, Spotify, Sprint, STC, Stevens Institute of Technology, SUSE, Tamares Capital , TD Tech, Telefónica, Telia, Telstra Corp Ltd, Thales, TIM, T-Mobile, Toyota, Turkcell, US Department of Defense, Uber, UK Home Office, University of Science and Technology of China, University of Southern California, Verizon, Vlocity, Vodafone, Xiaomi, Zain, Zihlabs.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s latest 5G Monetisation forecast suite includes:
  • 5G Connections, ARPC and Operator-billed Service Revenue, split by segment:
    • Consumer Applications
    • Commercial Applications
  • 5G Connections, ARPC and Operator-billed Service Revenue, split by key verticals:
    • Automotive
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Smart Cities
    • Smart Homes
    • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
    • Digital Health Wearables
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of over 95 tables and over 29,900 datapoints.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing users the ability to manipulate Juniper Research’s data for five different metrics.

Geographical splits: 37 countries

Harvest: Our online data platform, harvest, contains the very latest market data and is updated throughout the year. This is a fully featured platform enabling clients to better understand key data trends and manipulate charts and tables, overlaying different forecasts within the one chart - using the comparison tool. Empower your business with our market intelligence centre, and get alerted whenever your data is updated.

Interactive Excels (IFxl): Our IFxl tool enables clients to manipulate both forecast data and charts, within an Excel environment, to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool and compare selected markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase a clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

The total number of 5G connections will reach 3.2 billion by 2026; rising from 310 million in 2021. To maximise the monetisation of this significant growth in connections operators will accelerate investment into standalone 5G networks to best position their services to manage future capacity.
  • Standalone 5G networks leverage next-generation technologies, such as network orchestration tools, to enable operators to monetise data-intensive use cases, like remote healthcare and mobile gaming.
  • Juniper Research has identified automating network orchestration tools as a key priority for operators in monetising their 5G services. These tools allow operators to adapt network conditions based on AI analysis of traffic; providing more bandwidth to connections that need it, maintaining service performance.
  • The average revenue per 5G smartphone connection will fall to $17 globally, from $29 in 2021, significantly impacting operator revenue. To alleviate this decline, operators must leverage orchestration tools to retain a network’s highest throughput and lowest latency for connections that require it. By utilising this approach, operators can justify charging a premium to these prioritised connections over other 5G connections, and slow this declining average revenue.
  • Over 60% of global 5G connections will be located in the Asia Pacific region by 2026. Network orchestration technologies, alongside mmWave frequencies that enable data-intensive 5G services, will be a key driver in creating an ecosystem in this region that enables mobile subscribers to leverage 5G networks for emerging mobile services, whilst maintaining network performance.

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  • Executive summary & core findings (pdf)
  • Deep dive strategy & competition report (pdf)
  • Market data, forecasts and analysis report (pdf)
  • Market data, forecasts and interactivity (xls)
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Research Details

Juniper Research
Dave Bowie, Sam Barker
Devices & Technologies
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA

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