Despite the argument generated from the Coronavirus and Fifth Generation Technology, which referred to as 5G, a report by FinFold has predicted that global 5G connections in the next five years will be 2.7 billion.

This increase in connections will result in a growth of at least 20 times from this year’s 120 million connections.

The data in the report show that 5G connections will continually experience upward growth. By next year, the connections will grow by 180 percent to stand at 340 million. By 2022, the connections will be 810 million and later grow by 72.8 percent to hit 1.4 billion in 2023. In the next four years, the connections will stand at 2 billion and later increase by 35 percent to stand at 2.7 billion by 2025.

5G is the 5th generation mobile network with a new global wireless standard following previous connections of 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. With 5G, the network is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything, including machines, objects, and even devices.

“However, with the 5G network imminent, there have been concerns about the network’s potential impact on human health. There are still controversies that the network carries a dangerous escalation of traditional cellular technology that comes with higher energy radiation that causes potential damaging effects on human beings.

Globally, companies are moving to establish 5G connections as a way of reaping the full benefits of the technology. Big players in the technology world have filed patents concerning the network with Asia taking the lead.

By February 2020, China’s Huawei had 3,147 filings followed by Samsung at 2,795.ZTE is third with 2,561 total patents while South Korea’s LG has 2,300 total patents filed. Elsewhere, Nokia has 2,149 patents while Erickson has 1,494. From North America, Qualcomm has filed 1,293 patents while Intel has 870 filings.


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