“What became clear is that although 5G will eventually enable a whole wealth of new applications and possibilities, for the near-term, it’s primarily focused on faster cellular networks for smartphones, or what the industry likes to call enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB).”
Seventy-five percent of U.S. broadband households want tight control over their personal data, and over half are concerned about unauthorized users gaining control of their data. Less than one-third trust their providers to adequately safeguard their data.
via Parks Assoc
The most common reason for not getting Internet service at home is a lack of perceived need (cited by 46%). This reason is followed by cost (cited by 17%), the ability to access the Internet on a smartphone (cited by 11%), and availability issues (cited by 9%).
The ubiquity of broadband connectivity, development of smart sensors, and the decreasing costs of devices have already made it possible to offer aging-in-place, chronic disease management, and post-acute care services in smart homes.
The worldwide fixed wireless broadband access market has been growing steadily over the past several years. ABI Research now forecasts that the market will grow by 30 percent in 2018 and will generate $18 billion in service revenue. That being said, let’s explore the market dynamics.
As of January 30, 2017, 581 total commercial LTE networks have been launched. All indicators point to a year of 4G LTE decline in 2017 as a result of diminishing new service rollouts worldwide.
Source: Digital Lifescapes