Qualcomm Highlights IHS Markit 5G Economy Study Findings
SAN DIEGO -- Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced new study findings, forecasting that 5G will generate $13.2 trillion in sales enablement* by 2035. The IHS Markit 5G Economy Study, commissioned by Qualcomm Technologies Inc., shows an increase of $1 trillion in 5G sales enablement by 2035 over the original forecast released in 2017 which estimated $12.3 trillion.
IHS Markit correlated this increase in large part due to the early completion of the initial 5G standard and the subsequent accelerated rollout. As noted at the Qualcomm 5G Summit in October, there are now more than 30 live 5G networks and more than 40 OEMs launching 5G-enabled devices, making it the fastest ever rollout of a cellular technology generation.
Additional key predictions from the study show:
“As I look back on the industry’s achievements over the past year, it is astounding the progress we have made in accelerating the rollout of 5G around the world,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “I’m extremely proud to work for a company that makes big bets, early on, in laying the foundation for technologies as significant as 5G that will transform industries and enrich lives.”
“Like electricity and the steam engine before it, IHS Markit views 5G as a catalyst that will thrust mobile technology into the exclusive realm of General-Purpose Technology,” said Bob Flanagan, economics consulting director, IHS Markit. “The profound effects arising from these innovations range widely, from the positive impacts for human and machine productivity to ultimately elevating the living standards for people around the world.”
The updated version of the report is available to download on the Qualcomm website at www.qualcomm.com/invention/5G/economy.
*Sales enablement is a measure of global sales activity that 5G will enable across the 16 International Standard Industrial Classification sectors.