An estimated 1.37 billion smartphones will ship in 2021, and 570 million of them will be 5G-ready, according to an analysis by IDC.
Despite the billions telecoms have spent in infrastructure investment and several years of dogged advertising, most US consumers are still unaware of the benefits of 5G.
In what points to the next frontier for competition and battle for customers, US telecoms are pivoting from traditional media business to investment in expanding their 5G network foothold.
As internet technologies evolve and global superpowers compete to exert dominance in that space, there have been spirited efforts and investments to achieve that goal.
Despite being in its early stages of adoption, the 5G network is promising to revolutionize the retail industry as retailers invests in the network.
Samsung Electronics has announced it achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology.
Even as a sizeable population of US citizens embrace the 5G network hundreds of millions are still not accessing the technology.
Nokia has outlined a vision of a 5G-enabled world that delivers economic prosperity, opportunity for all people and a healthier planet.
Vodafone, a pioneer in the deployment of commercial 5G network in Spain, has provided 5G coverage to MAS Supermarkets in Seville to offer its customers an improved shopping experience.