Mobile Industry Body, the GSMA, has kicked off Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona with a prediction that 5G wants account for 15 per cent of all mobile connections by 2025.
5G is the major theme of this year's showcasing their wares at the Fira over the next four days.
5G networks have already gone live in the USA and South Korea, and the GSMA's latest Mobile Economy report says more than 20 mobile phones will be ready to start in 2019.
The GSMA believes the proportion of 5G connections will be as high 30 per cent in Europe and China and close to 50 per cent in the US. 4G now wants to increase its share of revenue by 60 percent over seven years.
Meanwhile, an additional 700 million new mobile subscriptions will be added by 2025 and 1
Overall, it is predicted that mobile technologies and services will deliver $ 4.8 trillion of economic value by 2023 and that today, more than
"The arrival of 5G forms a major part of the world's move towards an era of Intelligent Connectivity, which is also in the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence, Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA.
"While 5G wants to transform businesses and provide them to an array of exciting new services, mobile technology is also helping to close the connectivity gap. We want to connect more than a billion new people to the mobile internet over the next few years, spurring adoption of mobile-based tools and solutions in areas such as agriculture, education and healthcare, which wants to improve livelihoods of people around the world. " MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona every week. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice on your next phone.