The telecommunications industry in Philadelphia, PA is on the brink of a revolution with the emergence of 5G technology. Companies such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Qualcomm are best positioned to take advantage of this growth. 5G promises major improvements in speed and reach compared to existing connectivity technologies. This advanced connectivity can harness 70 to 80 percent of economic potential in four domains that have been studied.
In addition, a new type of “border” connectivity is emerging, more revolutionary (and requires more capital), although its geographical presence is likely to be more limited in the next decade, unless satellite coverage is deployed in the mass market. We have identified hundreds of use cases in business domains that would work with both advanced and border connectivity. Deployment of 5G technology will be influenced by the revenue potential of each market, its existing telecommunications infrastructure, its urban density, and local market dynamics, including competition and regulation. The ability of connectivity providers to make and monetize significant capital investments is crucial. Another consideration is the evolution of demand and its distribution among users, applications and geographical areas. In use cases related to border connectivity, the dispersion of value is more striking.
We estimate that 70 to 75 percent would go to China and pioneering markets, 15 to 20 percent to leaders, 5 to 10 percent to followers, and only 2 to 5 percent to India and the lagging countries. China will be left with an excessive share, which could be 40 to 50 percent higher than its share of global GDP. Advanced, cutting-edge connectivity will provide companies across the board with a powerful new platform for innovation. The full range of new use cases that can be developed on top of this digital backbone will become evident over the next decade, including some that we can't imagine today. Turning all this potential into reality depends on whether connectivity providers, multi-domain end users, and public officials can forge new models and remove some of the barriers. The world could soon become more connected, setting the stage for both innovation and disruption.
Industrial applications include connecting low-power sensors to machinery and machinery parts, allowing factories, airlines, automakers and other industrial operators to proactively monitor and manage equipment repairs and replacements. The introduction of 5G technology has the potential to revolutionize the telecommunications industry in Philadelphia, PA. With its increased speed and reach compared to existing technologies, businesses can take advantage of a wide range of use cases that were previously impossible or too costly. This advanced connectivity can unlock up to 80 percent of economic potential in four domains that have been studied.
Furthermore, border connectivity is emerging as a new type of connection that requires more capital but has a limited geographical presence. Deployment of 5G technology will depend on various factors such as revenue potentials in each market, existing infrastructure, urban density, competition levels and regulations. Connectivity providers must also be able to make significant investments in order for this technology to be successful. Additionally, it is important to consider how demand will evolve among users, applications and geographical areas.
In terms of border connectivity use cases, value dispersion is quite significant with 70-75 percent going towards China and pioneering markets while only 2-5 percent goes towards India and lagging countries. This could result in China having an excessive share which could be 40-50 percent higher than its share of global GDP. Advanced connectivity provides companies with a platform for innovation that can lead to new use cases over the next decade. However, it is up to connectivity providers, multi-domain end users and public officials to create new models and remove barriers if they want this potential to be realized.
Industrial applications are also benefiting from 5G technology as it allows low-power sensors to be connected to machinery parts which enables proactive monitoring and management for repairs or replacements. All these benefits make it clear that 5G technology has the potential to revolutionize the telecommunications industry in Philadelphia.