This report was prepared by Ericsson and published on June 4, 2021. The report deals with the trends regarding the 5G communication standard, mobile devices and traffic, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The speed of 5G uptake, which is far higher than it was for the 4G communication standard, is driving innovation to bring new technologies to market. Other important trends include IoT applications will be largely supported by 4G/5G and smartphones and video will drive up mobile data traffic. As such, it is recommended that societies plan for and invest in high-quality digital infrastructure.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Association, Audio/Video, Communications, Construction/New Buildings, Control & Monitoring, Equipment/Sensors, Fiber Optics, Internet of Things (IoT), Post-COVID-19, Processors/Semiconductors, Robotics, Training, 5G


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