5G is well and truly on the way, but we’ve been talking about it for years now — to the point where it may seem like it will never finally arrive. In partnership with T-Mobile, research firm HarrisX has conducted a study on the perception of 5G and it looks like many are excited about the changes that it could bring.
The study is the first “5G Consumer Index” to be conducted by the two companies and it’s likely that findings will vary drastically as 5G finally begins to roll out. HarrisX says that this is the first release of a tracking program that will be repeated quarterly through 2019.
According to the study, consumers have high expectations for 5G and those expectations may not be fully met. Sixty-four percent of respondents, for example, expect
5G awareness may be going up, but it’s not as high as the awareness of some other emerging tech. While 57 percent of respondents had heard of
While many may be aware of 5G, that doesn’t necessarily mean they fully understand it. One in three respondents said that
Once 5G does roll out, it could have a significant impact on the economy and tech industry. Fifty-five percent of respondents said that they expect
Interestingly enough, Verizon and Apple are both perceived as leaders in 5G, and while you could certainly make a case for Verizon being a leader, Apple isn’t expected to adopt 5G in the iPhone until at least 2020. Verizon and Apple are followed by AT&T, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Amazon, before T-Mobile.
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