5G rollout modeling and implications

A supplier of mobile network infrastructure engaged Northstream to perform an analysis of the projected rollout of 5G in leading World economies. The potential 5G rollout pace was modeled based on input data such as operator CAPEX budgets, equipment costs, geography and radio parameters.

Having estimated the year-by-year adoption of 5G across seven countries, the resulting local differences were analyzed in depth in order to highlight the key drivers of 5G rollout.

Furthermore, the project demonstrated and quantified the impact of being late with 5G services on economy, consumers and enterprises, through qualitative reasoning as well as performing a quantitative regression model connecting the projected gap in 5G adoption to an impact on GDP growth.