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Deloitte: 25 mobile operators to launch 5G next year

Some 25 wireless operators will launch 5G services in 2019, a figure that will likely double by 2020, according to Deloitte.

The 18th edition of Deloitte’s ‘Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions’ report claims that 72 operators are currently testing 5G.

Deloitte also estimates that more than one million 5G handsets will be sold next year, with this figure expected to rise to 15 to 20 million units by 2020.

“It won’t happen overnight, but 5G will profoundly change our interactions and experiences, which is good news for consumers as they demand better performance and more access to content,” said Kevin Westcott, vice chairman and US telecommunications, media and entertainment sector leader, Deloitte.

“Higher speeds and lower latency will enable new and innovative consumer experiences in areas from augmented reality to entertainment to medicine and smart cities.”

To access Deloitte’s full predictions report, click here.