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

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."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Signal Deployment
Spectrum Availability
Consumer Adoption
Retail Store Closures
Household Income Constraints
5G iPhone Uncertainty
Business 5G Prospects
Advice for the 5G Ecosystem Vendor
Maintain or Accelerate Use Case Development
Consider Painful But Necessary Device Subsidies and Promotions
IDC's Point of View
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