Operators in the enterprise market: assessing progress on B2B revenues and the impact of Covid-19
5G has driven renewed interest in B2B, with nearly 70% of operator CEOs viewing enterprise use cases as the incremental opportunity to monetise 5G deployments. The financial angle is important – 5G network investments (more than $700 billion globally for 2021–2025) and the wider 5G business case are more difficult to justify if based on B2C only. The pandemic has proved to be a further catalyst. Even before Covid-19, the trend towards digitisation was clear, but the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital for enterprises, fuelling demand for connectivity and value-added services provided by operators.