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5G to make up 0.2% of connections by 2021: Cisco

telecom | 02/08/2017 8:01 pm EST

Despite a projected 1,000-per-cent increase in 5G connections between 2020 and 2021, less than half a per cent of all devices and connections will have 5G capability in that same time period, according to a new Cisco Systems Inc. report. By 2021, global 5G connections will increase to 25 million from 2.3 million in 2020, when 5G technology is expected to be implemented, but will still only make up about 0.2 per cent of connections, said the report, released Tuesday. Despite this, 5G technologies will make up 1.5 per cent of total traffic by 2021. This is because, by that year, it is...