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5G innovations for new business opportunities
  5G is the next generation mobile network that enables
innovation and supports progressive change across all
vertical industries and across our society1. Through its
Radio Access Network (RAN) design and its orchestrated
end-to-end architecture, it has the potential to
boost innovation and generate economic growth
in the European economy. The 5G service models
support agility and dynamicity, thereby impacting the
granularity, duration and trustworthiness of business
relationships. The ability to combine private and public
networks and data centres across multiple domains in
a secure and controlled way facilitates collaborative
business processes. It reshapes the digital business
ecosystem with new value chains linking stakeholders
from the telecommunications world and the vertical
industries in win-win situations. New stakeholders
emerge in this evolved ecosystem, for example cloud
companies and software houses that profit from the
cloudification and virtualization of the infrastructure,
and brokers that facilitate sharing of spectrum and
trading of connectivity and processing resources. Small
and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups are able to
embed 5G in their innovative products and services for
existing and new customers and markets, leveraging on
the Anything as a Service (XaaS) model.

  • Type:

    Policy Briefing

  • Date:

    01 March 2017

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Funders:

    European Commission


Sébastien Bedo, J., Eddine El Ayoubi, S., Filippou, M., Gavras, A., Giustiniano, D., Iovanna, P., …Tjelta, T. (2017). 5G innovations for new business opportunities. Brussels: European Commission / 5G PPP



Mobile network, RAN, radio access network, IoT, internet of things.

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