TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2021 - Market Forecast - Doc # US46457021

Worldwide 5G Connections Forecast, 2021–2025

By: Jason LeighResearch Manager, Mobility, Kevin Restivo, Hugh UjhazyVice President, IoT and Telecommunications

Table of Contents

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide 5G Connections Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Advice for the 5G Vendor Ecosystem

The Path to 5G Revenue Goes Through the Enterprise

Software Defines 5G's Future

Seamless Connectedness Is the Goal, Not Any Singular Technology

Invest in Cloud-Native Architectures

Target Enterprises with 5G Applications

Market Forecast

Table: Worldwide 5G Connections by Region, 2019–2025 (M)

Figure: Worldwide 5G Connection Share by Region, 2021 and 2025

Table: Worldwide Total and 5G Connections, 2019–2025 (M)

Figure: Worldwide 5G and 2G/3G/4G Connection Share, 2021 and 2025

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors

Drivers

Data, Data, Data with Some Place to Go

Enterprise and Industrial Use Cases

Inhibitors

The Wait for "Full" 5G

Maturing of Other Technologies

LTE Utility and Spectrum Availability

Significant Market Developments

COVID-19 Impacts on 5G Deployment

Delayed Technical Specifications

Regional Deployment Highlights

Americas

Brazil

Canada

Mexico

United States

Asia/Pacific

India

Japan

Malaysia

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Germany

United Kingdom

Russia

Changes from Prior Forecast

Table: Worldwide 5G Connections, 2018–2025: Comparison of August 2020 and October 2021 Forecasts (M)

Figure: Worldwide 5G Connections, 2018–2025: Comparison of August 2020 and October 2021 Forecasts

Market Definition

Methodology

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