backhaul of infrastructure required to carry and
route all this traffic.”
None of these mobile transformations come cheap.
With the first 5G trial networks expected to go live
this year and full-fledged deployments in the United
States slated to follow next year, mobile operators and
vendors are expected to invest US$6 billion alone on
5G network R&D over the next four years. By 2025,
the global 5G market could reach US$247 billion
worldwide, according to a 2016 study by ABI Research.
By 2025, the global
5G market could reach
US$247 billion worldwide.
Source: ABI Research