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5G Implications for GCC Business

April 17 , 2019

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
5G is expected to bring about a paradigm shift in technology, particularly telecommunications. Public and private entities are equally interested in exploring the capacities of 5G, in terms of requisite infrastructure, applications and the investment opportunities. This report gives a detailed insight into 5G, which is still considered a nascent technology and its various use cases across multiple sectors, the leading players in developing 5G technology and the evolution of the technology in the context of the GCC region.

Who will benefit and why?
The report will benefit anyone seeks to understand the opportunities and transformation that 5G technology would bring about in various sectors in the GCC region. It includes regulators, government agencies, economists, research institutions and policy makers, investors and business entities, telecommunications and internet companies. This report would help these entities to gain in-depth understanding about the topic in the context of GCC.

How exhaustive is this report?
This report is based on our research on 5G technology, its development and scope in the context of the GCC region. The study has been conducted in the light of the largescale interest by public and private entities in the technology and its adoption across sectors in the region. The study serves as a guide into the present technology landscape, how 5G would serve as a transformation and its potential in creating and encouraging business opportunities.


Key Questions Addressed

  • What is 5G and what are its use cases?
  • Which are the countries and companies that lead in developing and deploying 5G technology?
  • What are the factors that contribute towards the adoption of 5G in GCC?

Table of Contents

  • What is 5G?
  • 5G global ecosystem
  • Factors favoring 5G adoption in the GCC
  • GCC telecom operators in the 5G space
  • 5G use cases
  • Key recommendations
  • Conclusion

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