It is reported that the British research firm Juniper Research said the day before, from 2019 next generation network released within six years, the number of 5G connections will exceed one billion mark.
Juniper Research As predicted this week, the number of 5G connections will reach more than 1 billion 400 million by 2025 as 5G networks first become commercially available in 2019." That means an average annual growth rate of 232%, the company said.
According to data from the global mobile Providers Association (GSA), 4G LTE network users have exceeded the 1 billion mark in 2016. The first 4G networks were launched in 2009.
The difference here is that Juniper predicts a 1 billion "connection" instead of "1 billion" users". It is expected that many of these connections will be IoT devices, such as networked cars, rather than mobile phone users.
Juniper said that in 2025, China, the United States and Japan would make up 55% of the world's 5G connections. The company found that by 2025, the United States will occupy more than 30% of the world's 5G IoT connections, of which fixed wireless broadband and automotive services have the largest number of 5G connections.