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5G Technology

Faster data speeds, greater capacity: those are the starting points of 5G networks. It’s what comes next that makes 5G a differentiator. BCG’s 5G strategy helps companies seize new opportunities.

As 5G capabilities evolve, they will spark powerful new use cases—and business models. But tapping that potential isn’t straightforward.

Deploying 5G networks is expensive, and different technologies foster different uses. Telecommunications operators must bring their commercial, technical, and financial functions together to monetize opportunities. Similarly, companies that can benefit from 5G—in industries such as health care and manufacturing—must zero in on the business strategies, operating models, and other elements that fuel the most promising 5G use cases.

Our Approach to 5G Technology

Designing a 5G-Ready Organization. Partnerships, cross-functional teamwork, developing 5G business opportunities quickly and efficiently: all require a more agile, collaborative, entrepreneurial mindset—and organization. Our 5G consultants develop the roles, ways of working, and culture that foster innovation, experimentation, and collective action. And we make it all stick through robust change management.

Identifying 5G Use Cases

Maximizing Monetization

Developing a Cross-Functional Operating Model

Pursuing Partnerships

Designing a 5G-Ready Organization

Our Client Impact in 5G Technology

We work with players across the 5G ecosystem, such as tower companies, and partner with industry leaders to identify compelling 5G use cases and business models. Here are a few examples of our work:


Our 5G Technology Resources

We don’t just promote cross-functionality—we take that approach ourselves. Our 5G consultants are supported by a global network of experts who specialize in an array of technical and functional areas, from agile ways of working and talent development to digital network transformation and IT implementation. Our key 5G resources include:

Our Insights on 5G in Business

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Accelerating the 5G Economy in the US

By adding spectrum capacity, fostering innovation, and upgrading its workforce, the US can strengthen its lead in mobile communications—and increase its economic growth by more than $1.4 trillion by 2030.

Meet Our 5G Consulting Experts

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