LTE technology, the most widely used wireless cellular technology worldwide, achieved more than 38.5 percent market share in the first quarter of 2018 — with 3.2 billion global connections — providing 4G wireless access to a large portion of the world’s population.
5G connection forecasts have risen, even before the first standardized 5G commercial deployments, according to 5G Americas. By 2023, there are 1 billion forecast subscriptions for 5G technology (Ericsson, CCS Insight); however, recent analyst announcements indicate a ramping up of the early years in predictions including 2020 through 2023.
A white paper published by 5G Americas discusses the cellular technology advancements enabling the growth of the internet of things (IoT) market, including applications for wearables, health care and connected vehicles.
5G Americas announced the publication of "5G Services and Use Cases," an insightful industry report on 5G technology addressing new trends in a broad range of use case categories and business models with disparate technical requirements and mapping them to 5G capabilities.
5G Americas announced that global LTE market share compared to all other mobile wireless technologies reached 28 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 11 percentage points in one year.
5G Americas announced the publication of 5G Spectrum Recommendations, a white paper outlining recent global developments in the identification and allocation of spectrum that will address the varied opportunities for a robust 5G technology ecosystem.
5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that LTE continued its impressive momentum in North America, Latin America and throughout the world according to data from Ovum for the fourth quarter of 2016. As of the end of 2016, global LTE connections reached 1.9 billion and surpassed 2 billion connections by February of 2017.