5G subscriptions to top 1.5bn by 2025

A new report tips value added services in the smart city and automotive vehicle sectors will be key revenue spinners for telcos in the years ahead
5G, Subscriptions, Telecoms, Networks


The number of 5G connections around the globe will top 1.5 billion by the end of 2025, according to a new independent study.

The report, published by Juniper research, predicts that 5G subscriptions will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 150 per cent over the next 6 years.   

An associated study claimed that 5G IoT connections will be a key money spinner for telcos in the years ahead, generating annual revenue opportunities of $8 billion by 2025.

“Management tools for the newly-enabled services are key for users managing large scale deployments. We believe that only 5 per cent of 5G connections will be attributable to the IoT, but as these are newly enabled connections, operators must view them as essential to securing a return on their 5G investment,” said Juniper Research author Andrew Knighton.

The research predicts that valued-added services will become a key portion of a telcos offering in the automotive and smart cities sectors. These sectors will account for 70 per cent of all 5G IoT connections by 2025, according to the research.

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