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Most firms bet big on 5G but wary of network readiness: Gartner

December 19, 2018 / The Economic Times

Betting big on Internet of Things (IoT)-based communications and video analytics/streaming, nearly two-third of organisations globally plan to deploy the 5G technology by 2020 but are wary of the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs) in making 5G networks ready by then, a Gartner survey said on Wednesday. The IoT communications remains the most popular target use case for 5G, with 59 per cent of the organisations surveyed expecting 5G-capable networks to be widely used for the purpose. The next most popular use case is video, which was chosen by 53 per cent of the respondents, said the "5G use case and adoption survey" by Gartner. "In terms of 5G adoption, end-user organisations have clear demands and expectations for 5G use cases," said Sylvain Fabre, Senior Research Director at Gartner.