During the 16th Infocom-World in October in Athens, we had the chance to interview Mr Koulouris, the Head of Sales at Ericsson Greece on mobility trends.
Regarding the 5G evolution drivers, he pointed out that the leading market will depend on:
- Data Growth
- Users maturity
- Regulatory model
- Service Cost model
Also Mr Koulouris raised the need for mobile operators consolidation in Europe, similarly to China where only 4 or 5 operators really exist. The environment is getting more complicated in Europe, where 28 regulators are trying to develop a common framework. There is no doubt that global players could simplify that environment, and that consolidation should be part of the EU digital agenda in the near future.