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Verizon joins KT, SK in 5G price parade – prompting ARPU ambiguity

After the big announcements about network architecture plans which dominated the talk from 5G early movers last year, now they are getting down to the nitty-gritty of pricing, and providing at least some preliminary indicators of how that might vary, if at all, from 4G. A big dilemma for operators is how to increase the revenue they can squeeze out of existing consumer bases with 5G. New applications may generate new revenue streams, especially when next generation technologies fully support critical and IoT communications. Verizon and AT&T are aiming get additional dollars from the consumer base by offering fixed 5G in some areas, though how far this is succeeding so far is open to doubt. But the first priority for…

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