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The 5G era: Age of boundless connectivity and intelligent automation

GSMA Intelligence is today publishing the GSMA’s vision paper on the 5G era, outlining the mobile industry’s collective vision and expectations for the 5G era. The new study is based on an extensive survey of 750 operator CEOs and other industry stakeholders. The report includes GSMA Intelligence forecasts on 5G, showing that commercial 5G networks will begin to be widely deployed at the start of the next decade and, by 2025, will provide coverage to a third of the world’s population. 5G connections are forecast to reach 1.1 billion by 2025, accounting for approximately one in eight mobile connections worldwide by this time.

The report sets out a number of goals for the 5G era, which can only be achieved if the industry is able to unify around a common technology standard and agree a set of harmonised spectrum bands.

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