Recovering from COVID: 5G to stimulate growth and drive productivity

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We revisit our 2019 forecasts on the economic impact of 5G on industries, as well as re-evaluating the 5G opportunity in a post COVID world. We also include highlights from forthcoming research into the how 5G can drive efficiency and productivity in transport and logistics.

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Format: PDF filePages: 15 pagesCharts: 8Author: Tilly GilbertPublication Date: August 2020

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The 5G opportunity: Updated forecast on value to verticals
  • 5G’s impact on transport and logistics: Fresh analysis and new use cases
    • Increased productivity through more efficient roads: An impact beyond transport and logistics
  • COVID has changed the landscape and appetite for 5G services
    • COVID has impacted the GDP of every country – and outlook for recovery is still unclear
    • Operators’ 5G strategies and roll out have also been impacted
    • Appetite for 5G-enabled healthcare services has been accelerated
  • Conclusion: Where next for the industry?

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: 5G enabled use cases could increase GDP by $1.5 trillion by 2030 – an increase from our original forecast
  • Figure 2: New forecasts show a bigger impact to the transport and logistics industry
  • Figure 3: Connected traffic infrastructure – how it works and the benefits
  • Figure 4: Almost 80% of the benefits of 5G within transport and logistics in 2030 are indirect benefits that will be shared across all industries from increased productivity
  • Figure 5: Most countries are predicted to experience a dip in GDP in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • Figure 6: 5G capabilities will be staggered, and impact the speed of use case adoption
  • Figure 7: There is evidence that operators will delay their 5G rollout due to COVID
  • Figure 8: COVID has accelerated adoption of certain 5G-enabled use cases, such as remote patient monitoring

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, automation, COVID-19, digital transformation, Forecast, Healthcare, industry, logistics, manufacturing, telcos, transport, verticals