5G Americas announced that global mobile connections will total ten billion by 2023 according to forecasts provided by Ovum. Also, by the end of 2023, global 5G connections are expected to reach 1.3 billion.
5G Americas and Small Cell Forum (SCF) believe that if the challenges of siting for outdoor cells are not addressed in a timely manner, many of the benefits which governments, regulators and cities hope to derive from 5G--such as smart city platforms and the Industrial IoT--will be severely compromised.
5G Americas announced the publication of "LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation," a comprehensive 5G Americas technology whitepaper authored by Rysavy Research, clearly explaining the technical advances for the transformation of networks from LTE to 5G.
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.