5G technology will be implemented faster than it was with the 4G mobile standard, CCS Insight analysts predict. According to experts, by 2022, the number of connections to 5G networks around the world will exceed 1 billion. If this happens, the landmark line will be conquered a year faster than in the case of 4G. It is expected that in 2025 the number of 5G-connections will reach 2.8 billion, which will be 20% of the total number of mobile connections
Several mobile operators announced the launch of the first commercial 5G communications services. The list of pioneers includes US operators, AT & T and Verizon; South Korean SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus; the Swiss company Swisscom. However, CCS Insight believes that large-scale deployment of 5G networks will take several years.
The real implementation of 5G will begin in 2020, when all the leading manufacturers of Android smartphones will release models that support the new standard. In addition, the recently concluded agreement between Apple and Qualcomm will make it possible to release an iPhone with 5G support in 2020, which will also accelerate the spread of technology, Dailycomm.ru reports.