A report by Viavi solutions has indicated that China is leading other ten nations in 5G adoption with 356 of its cities out of the 2,000 cities in 72 nations that have connected to the technology, which many analysts believe will balloon internet traffic with enhanced data transmission capacities.

The U.S comes in second with 296 cities, and the Philippines rounds off the top three, where citizens can enjoy the technology in 98 cities.

Meanwhile, the number of 5G ready phones is growing rapidly from 251 to 401 in 2021, representing a 60% jump, MoneyTransfers analysis has shown.

“We expect the number of 5G-ready phones to grow over the coming months. Companies are either releasing or announcing the production of new models. Besides, the technology behind these devices has improved since their initial release. So it’s no surprise that sales are rising rapidly,” said Jonathan Merry, MoneyTransfers’ CEO.

Why 5G?

5G tech betters 4G/LTE data transmission by up to 20 times. It’ll also increase the connection density by 10X that of the current tech. That’ll support nearly a million connections per square kilometer.

Moreover, the tech eases HD media streaming in overpopulated or poorly covered areas. Again, it’ll facilitate the integrated management of a myriad of devices. Further, it’ll lower battery usage, cost, and battery consumption.

Other areas that’ll benefit from the technology include machine learning and the internet of things. These two have wide applications in our lives. In America alone, 5G tech is expected to impact the economy by nearly $484B.





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