Sponsored by Fortinet and in association with Hardenstance and ETSI

Most new generations of mobile technology trigger a temporary spike in operator revenues, only for that spike to even out again and return to broadly flat-lining. With the new tools that 5G brings to them, mobile operators have an opportunity to build vertical industry use cases and target a much larger share of enterprise spending on communications services. This survey gauges the operator community’s perception of this opportunity, what capabilities and partnership models they are going to need to prioritize, and whether security features as a differentiator rather than just a base-line requirement.

Complete the survey to receive an advance copy of the results before it is released to the wider community. The analysis whitepaper will be created by our experienced editorial team in association with HardenStance, a leading industry analyst firm providing trusted research, analysis, and insight in telecom and IT security.

What’s more, for each of the first 50 qualified respondents* that complete the survey, TelecomTV will make a $10 charitable donation to the National Autistic Society. *For full T&C’s please visit our website – http://bit.ly/2W9sKth.

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* 1. In order to help our analysis, we’d like to know what type of organization you represent. All data is anonymised and will not be used for marketing purposes without your consent.

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* 2. For the same reason, we’d like to know what your role is. Again, all data is anonymised and will not be used for marketing purposes without your consent.

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* 3. In the coming years, how likely is it that that mobile operators will leverage 5G to grow ARPU year on year in the case of consumer and business users respectively?

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Consumer
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* 4. To what extent will connected IoT ‘things’ – not just smartphones, laptops and tablets – feature in 5G use cases for business customers?

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* 5. To what extent is success in 5G dependent on developing use cases that are tailored to unique vertical industries and that operators can sell to many businesses within those vertical markets?

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* 6. What do you consider to be the two most important industries that mobile operators should be targeting with new business use cases for 5G?

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* 7. How likely is it that mobile operators will be able to grow their business ARPU year on year if they focus mainly or entirely on the connectivity layer of the 5G value chain?

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* 8. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is 'critical' and 5 is 'not at all important', please rate the following parts of the 5G value chain according to how important they are for mobile operators to participate in.

  1 - Critical 2 3 - Somewhat important 4 5 - Not at all important
Chip development
Connectivity
Platform provider with service enablement, certification, analytics etc.
Supplying devices and ‘things’
Vertical industry applications including via 3rd party partnerships
Security

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* 9. How important is a mobile operator’s security value proposition for success in vertical industry use cases of 5G?

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* 10. How do you perceive the role of the ‘secure by design’ features of 5G specified by 3GPP such as IMSI encryption and mutual authentication?

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* 11. Should mobile operators insist on providing comprehensive, full stack, end to end security with 5G enterprise use cases?

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* 12. Which of the following is most in need of improvement in the coming years? The security architecture as defined in the standards? Or day to day security operations in the telcos?

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* 13. 5G Non Stand Alone (5G NSA) services are already widely available. But to what extent is the success of new 5G business use cases dependent on a 5G Standalone (5G SA) core with Service Based Architecture?

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* 14. To what extent is success in 5G business use cases dependent on an advanced strategy for the network edge e.g. with Multi Access Edge Compute (MEC)?

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* 15. Where dedicated network resources are needed, spending will be split between dedicated 5G network ‘slices’ of the mobile operator’s 5G network and a private network built using the business customer’s own spectrum. Over the next 5 years, what share of this spending will go to ‘slices’ of the mobile operator’s network?

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* 16. In the case of private networks built using an enterprise’s own spectrum, some will be built and operated by mobile operators, others will either be built and operated by the enterprise customer themselves or by a vendor. Over the next 5 years, what share of this private network business will go to mobile operators?

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* 17. The big public cloud providers are targeting new enterprise services at the network edge that are greatly enhanced by 5G. Do you consider these public cloud providers to be competitors or partners for mobile operators in the enterprise services business?

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* 18. In your opinion, how well are 5G security issues reported in the telecom trade media and general news media?

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General news media

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* 19. Whilst all data is anonymised we require this information to verify the authenticity of the information provided above. It will not be used for marketing purposes without your consent (see Q20 below).

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