People simply hate to be disconnected. They want 24×7 access to high-speed internet everywhere from any device. All that tweeting, texting and telecommuting translates into dramatic growth in mobile traffic. Global mobile data usage is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47%, reaching 49.0 exabytes per month by 2021.
Then factor in the internet of things (IoT), which includes billions of machines around the world connected to the internet. Every smart refrigerator, thermometer and printer, to name a few, require an always-on network connection for remote monitoring and data sharing.
While most service providers are just now getting a handle on 4G networks, 5G network trials are set to debut in major metropolitan areas in the United States by the end of 2018.The GSMA predicts Asia (China and Japan),Europe and the U.S. will be leading the 5G market by 2025.