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BT’s converged access and core will be critical for 5G success

The start of 4G was a major wake-up call to many operators, that a new network does not necessarily bring a premium in revenue terms, not even for a first mover. Now that early 5G deployers are starting to announce financial results, it is clear that the same will be true of the new networks, at least in familiar consumer and mobile broadband (MBB) markets. In the UK, BT/EE revealed six-month figures which showed almost no impact from its early launch of 5G, back in May. The telco was clear that the financial impact will not come from more of the same in MBB services, but from new models, particularly those which will rely on its plans for increasing convergence…

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