Some 285 of you voted in our recent poll: When Will Commercial 5G Arrive? More than a third of you (36.84% or 105 people), voted for 2020 as the expected arrival date for 5G, confirming what has been the received wisdom for a couple of years now. (See DoCoMo's 2020 Vision for 5G.)
A surprising number of you, however, bucked the orthodox thinking on 5G. Around 15.4% of you -- 44 voters -- are expecting commercial 5G to arrive later, in 2022, while 10.5% -- 30 voters -- are predicting 2021.
A few of you, meanwhile, are much more optimistic. Some 55 of you are expecting 5G commercial services to arrive in 2019, with 47 respondents -- 16.2% of you -- predicting that 5G will arrive in 2018. Part of this is probably down to the fact that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) executives have been suggesting an aggressive timelime for its fixed 5G rollout, with commercial trials slated for 2017. (See Verizon CFO: Eat Our (Fixed) 5G Dust!)
Thanks for voting in our last poll and be sure to weigh in on the new one: Which Organizations Will Have Most Influence on the Development of the 5G Standard?
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— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading