The interplay between 5G and TV broadcasting is paving new avenues for content delivery. The FCC’s move to grant experimental licenses, like those to the Massachusetts network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group, underscores 5G’s potential in transforming the TV landscape. As companies like XGen venture into emergency communications via 5G and with broadcasters like Sinclair exploring the convergence of ATSC 3.0 and 5G, the future promises innovative solutions to reach diverse audiences. Verizon and T-Mobile, key players in the 5G realm, alongside C-Band spectrum developments, will undoubtedly play a significant role in this evolving narrative.
The UK government’s approach to bridging the digital divide has come under severe scrutiny in a report by the House of Lords committee. The report highlights the absence of a credible strategy for digital inclusion, leaving millions without necessary online access. The committee calls for a new inclusion strategy, encompassing policy changes and increased digital literacy education. The report emphasizes that without substantial action, the UK’s ambition to become a technological superpower is threatened, undermining the nation’s productivity, economic growth, and social inclusion.
According to ABI Research, 5G fixed-wireless access (FWA) services are increasingly being seen as a competitive alternative to traditional fixed broadband in both developed and emerging markets. The firm predicts that the number of 5G subscriptions of FWA could reach 72 million by 2027, which would represent 35% of the total fixed-wireless market.
In order to maximize revenue and add more value, operators must expand their connectivity offerings beyond speed and customer experience; they need to expand their footprint into edge cloud platforms and AI-based solution stacks. Doing this will help them secure a larger share of the potential profits.
There are specific areas from which telcos will mine the revenue. But the key 5G monetization strategy for telcos would be to invest in all 5G standalone (SA) network aspects. It will bring different ecosystem partners together, help upgrade charging models, strategize usage of telecom APIs, and launch network slices to tap enterprise customer segments. All these would be driven by bringing high-level end-to-end automation and a solid orchestration platform to start services to consumers quickly.
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