Pablo Iacopino, Head of Telco Research, GSMA Intelligence

5G: new technology new value?

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, 5G deployments continue at a sound pace in the pioneer countries. Commercial 5G services are already available in 45 markets around the world, and counting. 5G brings new opportunities for consumers and businesses, but also new investments and challenges for the mobile industry. Having a clear and focused 5G strategy is key to capture 5G value over the next decade. This session explores current and future developments in the nascent 5G world. Where is the 5G ecosystem headed? Which countries will be leading? Which applications and industries will benefit the most? And what needs to be done to scale 5G?