- The global 5G transition is poised to take place at a faster pace than any previously wireless generation transition.
- The industry has been moving in lock-step as a common technology standard drives carrier adoption and capital investment in 5G network technology.
- Parallel to global carrier investment in the 5G transition, governments such as China and the US are increasingly viewing 5G technology as critical to their respective global technological and economic prospects and are incentivized to drive for and claim 5G leadership.
- Supply chain readiness, especially those of the modem and RF front end, providing momentum for 5G handset designs and availability.
- Lessons from 4G LTE demonstrates that wireless technology serves as the platform for which new advancements, business models and services will flourish. 5G will be no different as it promises improvements in multiple dimensions of network capability.
Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Networks
Wayne Lam is principal analyst within the wireless communications team and is responsible for research related to the market tracking, forecast and supply chain analysis of mobilized devices.