This report was prepared by for IEEExplore, Thales and CommScope and published in August 2020. Currently, 5G is on track to achieve 2 billion subscribers by the end of 2024. Yet as this survey of 70 mobile operators across 40 countries revealed, there are mixed results to date regarding performance expectations. High costs and a lack of consumers realizing “gigabit per second” speed were contributing factors. Various 5G technologies designed to address customer concerns, operational challenges, security, different ecosystems and OTT/Cloud solutions are surveyed, and future technologies and likely market implementations are discussed.
Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), market sizing, connected/EV vehicles, cloud & data analytics, communications, research & development, data networking

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