The topic of mobile private networks (MPNs) has attracted increasing attention during 2020 thanks to the arrival of 5G and the increasing availability of dedicated spectrum. In many cases these will be used to support sophisticated IoT use cases in manufacturing, transportation, energy and agriculture. There is an immediate and substantial opportunity associated with the provision of MPNs but the business model for delivering them remains uncertain. There are a number of different possible deployment models for such networks, and several permutations for the commercial arrangements between the various stakeholders (e.g. enterprise, infrastructure vendor, and mobile network operator) for delivering them.
This report examines all of the various participants in providing MPNs and how their internal dynamics and interrelationships are likely to evolve in the next 5-10 years. It proposes Transforma Insights’ view on who will be the likely winners in terms of realizing the benefit from the market.
It is the third in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: 5G capabilities and new dedicated spectrum drive demand’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Which sectors will see the biggest adoption?’.