Business Challenges for Service Provisioning in 5G Networks

  • Alexandros KostopoulosEmail author
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
  • Maria Rita Spada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 353)


5G networking is expected to induce more changes in the era of mobile communications, since new players will appear, including the new vertical industries, while the old ones will undertake new roles. 5G ESSENCE [1] addresses the paradigms of Edge Cloud computing and Small Cell as-a-Service (SCaaS) by fuelling the drivers and removing the barriers in the Small Cell (SC) market. In this paper, we investigate current market status in 5G networks and small cells, as well as we apply the business model canvas methodology for the 5G ESSENCE approach in order to explore the 5G business environment.


5G networks Market analysis Business model canvas Cloud-enabled small cell (CESC) Mobile edge computing (MEC) Network functions virtualization (NFV) Software defined networking (SDN) 



The paper has been based on the context of the 5G-PPP phase 2 “5G ESSENCE” (“Embedded Network Services for 5G Experiences”) Project (GA No. 761592), funded by the European Commission.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
  • Maria Rita Spada
    • 2
  1. 1.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE)MarousiGreece
  2. 2.WIND TreRomeItaly

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