February 26, 2017–There will be more than 1 billion 5G connections by 2025, according to a report released today by GSMA. The report said that by 2025 5G coverage will reach a third of the world’s population “5G connections are forecast to reach 1.1 billion by 2025, accounting for approximately one in eight mobile connections worldwide by this time,” the group said.
“The 5G era will usher in innovations that enable richer, smarter and more convenient living and working, making possible a huge array of new applications, everything from sensor-driven smart parking to holographic conference calls,” said Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA. “5G is an opportunity to create an agile, purpose-built network tailored to the different needs of citizens and the economy. But it is vital that all stakeholders work together to ensure that 5G is successfully standardised, regulated and brought to market.” GSMA surveyed chief executive officers of 750 carriers and interviewed 50 senior managers in the industry.