5G's Challenges and Opportunities from COVID-19 -- Seeing the Good in the Bad

5G's Challenges and Opportunities from COVID-19 -- Seeing the Good in the Bad

  • June 2020 •
  • 9 pages •
  • Report ID: 5919198 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective provides insight into key impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on U.S. consumer and business 5G adoption prospects in 2020."COVID-19 has taken some of the wind out of 5G's sails and will likely prevent 5G adoption numbers from reaching the heights originally expected in 2020," says Jason Leigh, research manager for Mobility at IDC. "But taking 5G out of the 2020 limelight may be a blessing in disguise, as it will allow the 5G networks to mature, improving coverage, performance, and reliability while also providing time to further develop the new use cases that are essential to 5G's commercial potential."