As we approach 5G, the boundaries between personal and business usage will blur, but so will the boundaries between IT and Service Provider. This will drive the evolution of business models and help to form new partnerships as there will be just one network across telco and IT to share for business and personal users across all verticals and a new, open ecosystem will emerge.
Source: NGMN 5G White Paper
5G will help a new ecosystem to thrive with new vendors, new MVNO players (like car companies for example), which will likely result in fewer mobile operators. As mobile traffic mostly happens indoor, we will see the wireline and wireless operate merge to accommodate this trend towards the unified infrastructure.
As for me, I can’t wait to get on the 5G bandwagon, I mean the car, and let it drive me around while I sip my morning coffee in peace or catch up on my 80’s movies watching. I hope it will know not to brake too hard…