TAIPEI (CNA) — Sixty-six percent of organizations polled recently plan to implement 5G by the end of 2020, according to a new 5G use case and adoption survey released on Dec. 25 by international market information advisory firm Gartner Inc.
The 5G standard is the next generation of mobile connectivity that is expected to provide more bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency.
Internet of Things (IoT) communications was the most popular target use case for 5G, with 59 percent of the organizations saying they expect 5G-capable networks to be widely used for this purpose.
The next most popular use case is video, which was chosen by 53 percent of the respondents, according to the survey.
In terms of 5G adoption, end-user organizations have clear demands and expectations for 5G use cases. However, one major issue that 5G users face is the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs), said Gartner’s senior research director Sylvain Fabre in the report.
“Their 5G networks are not available or capable enough for the needs of organizations,” Fabre said.
By 2022, half of communications service providers that have been able to launch commercial 5G will not be able to meet the 5G use cases companies want, Gartner forecast.
“Most communication service providers will only achieve a complete end-to-end 5G infrastructure on their public networks during the 2025-2030 time frame — as they will focus on 5G radio first, then core slicing and edge computing,” Fabre said in the release.
Core slicing will allow operators to split a single physical network into multiple virtual networks with very high throughput, high data speeds, and low latency.
To meet the demands of organizations, technology product managers should direct their energy toward 5G networks that offer 5G radio or core slicing and edge computing services for private networks, according to the report. Gartner defines edge computing as solutions that facilitate data processing at or near the source of data generation.
By Tieng Yu-ping and Evelyn Kao