A REAL 5G BUSINESS CASE THAT WORKS: 5G HOTSPOTS
5G is now being deployed by mobile operators around the world. With the first services coming online. But there is a problem – the initial cost to build far exceeds the expected initial revenues, such that payback on the network build is not expected until 2022 at the earliest and 2023 for any significant revenues (U.S. and Asia Pacific) – for Europe, the situation is even worse with payback not expected until 2026. And this is the best case. The good news is that there is an answer that potentially cuts the initial investment and improves the financial metrics.