MWC19 The GSMA has looked into its crystal ball and come up with a key finding around the state of 5G.
According to the industry body, 5G is on track to account for 15% of global mobile connections by 2025 – with a key element to this the continued launches this year and greater device compatibility.
The study, the 2019 global edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series, also found that the number of global IoT connections will triple to 25 billion by 2025 – global IoT revenue quadrupling and breaking $1 trillion in that time – while 4G will continue to see concerted growth.
In terms of speculating to accumulate, the GSMA has calculated that operators are currently investing approximately $160bn per year in capex on expanding and upgrading their networks in spite of regulatory issues. This featured as another key theme in a previous research report issued this week by Mobileum.