The 5G “push” is on in the U.S.
As the anniversary of the initial 5G rollout in the U.S. nears, most observers feel there’s more at stake than ever for carriers to build-out their 5G infrastructures.
Just look what happened with 5G’s predecessor. The U.S. led the world in the adoption of 4G networks. Consequently, the financial benefits were tremendous. From 2011 to 2014 when 4G was launching, jobs related to the wireless industry grew 84%. Today, the industry supports 5 million jobs and contributes $500 billion to the economy each year.
As a result of leading the world in 4G adoption, U.S. companies were able to drive industry standards and bring innovative products and services to market. The country that leads the way in 5G is likely to enjoy similar advantages.
Besides the economic impact, 5G is needed to support cultural changes and expectations.
The demand for data for example continues to grow as the number of devices connected to the internet grows. The number of smartphone users in the United States increasedfrom nearly 63 million in 2010 to an estimated 259 million by 2018. By 2025 the total number of connected devices is projected to exceed 34 billion.
Industries and consumers will rely on 5G networks to power the devices and transmit the data that drive their daily activities. They will need networks that can provide constant connections, minimal lag times, increased bandwidth to access and share data, and the ability to quickly compile and compute data.
In just the healthcare sector alone, a fully operable 5G network is expected to make a major impact by enabling services such as remote patient monitoring, consultation and remote surgery.
As the backbone of the self-driving car, 5G will not only change the face of transportation but also contribute to cleaner air. Studies show that autonomous cars could reduce emissions by up to 90%, in part because travel times would be reduced by nearly 40% and traffic delays by 20%.
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