82% of IT leaders plan to adopt 5G in the next 6 – 12 months

According to data acquired by Atlas VPN, 82% of CISOs and CIOs plan to implement a 5G connection in the next 6 – 12 months.

5G is the newest and most advanced mobile network meant to provide ten times faster internet speed compared to 4G technology as well as drastically improve the connectivity between the IoT devices.

The study reveals that as many as 53% of the CIOs and CISOs plan to adopt 5G in the 6 months. Also, 14% of respondents believe that 5G adoption will cause increased spending on security and control systems.

Nearly a third of the respondents – 29%, state that they will be adopting a 5G network in their company within the next 12 months.

However, 17% of IT leaders said that they have no plans to implement 5G in the next 12 months.

Worth noting – industries are turning towards 5G at different paces. The fastest adopter seems to be healthcare services. Over 93% of healthcare providers state that they will adopt 5G in the next 12 months.

3.23 billion 5G connections by 2025

The adoption of 5G is estimated to rocket in the next five years. Estimations reveal that by 2025, 5G connections will reach 3.23 billion globally. Meaning, the average year-by-year growth is forecasted to be around 97%.

The research forecasts that the 5G network connections will reach 570 million by next year, which is a 256% growth from 2020.

As soon as in 2022, the number of 5G connections is forecasted to breach the 1 billion mark. Researchers predict that by the end of 2022, there will be over 1.22 billion 5G connections globally.

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