No Match Found
One of the most striking data points in PwC’s recent Global CEO Survey is that 39% of CEOs across all industries think their company will no longer be economically viable in 10 years on its current path. That’s a startling statistic, yet the number for telecom CEOs is even higher: 46% think their companies won’t make it another decade. A big reason is that telecoms don’t have the strongest track record in terms of monetising new technology. They invest heavily in each new generation of mobile infrastructure, and customers—especially retail customers—expect to pay less and get more.
The shift to 5G makes solving that paradox existential. Telecom companies around the world have collectively spent hundreds of billions of dollars to build out 5G technology, and they now must recoup those investments. Yet they can’t do it alone. Instead, they need a B2B2X approach—partnering with other companies to identify and develop new 5G-related services for end customers. A three-part approach can help:
It's a big challenge, but telecoms control the infrastructure, and they have access to the data that makes these new applications work. A decade from now, it will be clear which telecoms capitalised on those advantages—and which fell short.