Only one-fifth of the British believe in 5G (Opens in a new tab) Connectivity is changing their lives, suggesting that the mobile industry’s belief that next-generation networks will transform society and industry does not capture the imagination of the general public.
The UK is the third most pessimistic country on YouGov’s rankings, with 36% saying they didn’t object or oppose that 5G would benefit them.
Worldwide, 51% believe that 5G will bring improvement, and only 15% say it will not.
5G networks offer faster, higher capacity, and much shorter latency than previous generation mobile technologies.
This means that 5G will enable data-intensive, delay-sensitive consumer applications, support large-scale IoT networks, and connect mission-critical industrial systems to cellular infrastructure for the first time. ..
However, it is arguable, at least in the eyes of consumers, that the leap from 4G to 5G is less revolutionary than the leap from 3G to 4G, in terms of mobile broadband. On the other hand, many of the most innovative services such as VR and games are not yet large-scale proposals.
Survey results show that operators and the broader mobile ecosystem still have more work to do to convince consumers about the strengths of 5G.
Nevertheless, early adoption of the technology is not hindered.Ericsson believes there will be over 1 billion 5G mobile subscriptions by the end of the year (Opens in a new tab), A figure that will reach 4.4 billion by 2027. Within five years, 5G will account for 90% of all mobile subscriptions in North America, 82% in Western Europe and 74% in Northeast Asia.
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