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Market Trends: Is 5G and IoT Hype or Opportunity?

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00324224

Analyst(s): Nick Jones , Tim Zimmerman


Technology strategic planners at CSPs should focus on education and demand generation in areas in which 5G offers unique opportunities for IoT. In the medium term, they should concentrate their primary sales efforts on established IoT connectivity solutions for mainstream applications.

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Market Trend

  • The Market Won't Be Looking for 5G IoT in 2020
  • Buyer Trend
    • Buyers Will Consider 5G for IoT When It Provides Unique Advantages
  • Technology Trend
    • 5G Isn't Yet Standardized, but Its Specification Is Emerging

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