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Fitch Says 5G Arrival Improves Revenue, Cash Flow Outlook For Telecoms Vendors


Monday, 25 Feb 2019 

Feb 25 (Reuters) - :FITCH SAYS 5G ARRIVAL IMPROVES REVENUE, CASH FLOW OUTLOOK FOR TELECOMS VENDORS.FITCH SAYS 5G UNLIKELY TO BECOME SIGNIFICANT GROWTH DRIVER FOR VENDORS IN SHORT TERM, BUT COULD BE SUFFICIENT TO COMPENSATE FOR DECLINING 4G REVENUES.FITCH SAYS 5G IS UNLIKELY TO TRIGGER A BOOST IN TELECOMS NETWORKS MARKET GROWTH.FITCH SAYS PACE OF 5G TAKE-UP MAY BE IMPEDED BY "LACK OF CLEAR MONETISATION OPPORTUNITIES" FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY.FITCH SAYS IT BELIEVES UNCERTAINTY OVER SECURITY MERITS OF CHINESE VENDORS IMPROVES STRATEGIC STANDING OF NOKIA AND ERICSSON IN MANY REGIONAL MARKETS.