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5G Headway Report

What's Hindering and Helping 5G Deployment

Last year the Business Performance Innovation Network examined where service providers were in the rollout and deployment of 5G Networks.  The report uncovered that, while operators were pushing through the deployment of high-speed 5G networks for new revenue opportunities, there was a high level of concern around the security.
A year later, the BPI Network is revisiting this discussion in a new report that will look at the progress that service providers have made on their journey to 5G. Has there been any change to the timeline or the drivers? Is the expected growth in network traffic, connected devices and mission-critical IoT use cases taking place? Are service providers laying the security and reliability groundwork that was identified as a top priority? Are we already seeing a growth in attack surface and scale for cyber criminals?
The report will highlight the challenges and perspectives from leading IT and telco executives and examine how perceived 5G revenue opportunities and use cases have fared in the last 12 months. The BPI Network will also explore unexpected challenges, surprises and ramifications during the early rollout phase. 


Toward a More Secure 5G World
Next-generation 5G networks are widely seen as one of the most fundamental technology developments of our current century. Much has been written about the potential of these ultra-high-speed, low-latency networks to drive a new era of digital innovation, breakthrough applications, and revenue growth for mobile operators and the economy as a whole. A new survey study by the BPI Network, developed in partnership with A10 Networks, shows that mobile operators believe their industry is making rapid progress toward 5G commercialization, including first-generation 5G network buildouts in major markets and steady advances toward virtualization of network functions, which will be critical to the  full realization of 5G benefits and use cases and the eventual launch of standalone 5G. The survey, which follows a study conducted approximately one year earlier, shows that the number of operators who say they are making rapid progress toward 5G has climbed precipitously over the past 12 months. Cybersecurity is seen as a top concern and preeminent requirement for 5G, with many operators already altering their investments in security technology and most others considering changes in security vendor solutions as a result of 5G needs and requirements.
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Securing the Future of a Smart World
This report delves into the future of 5G: highlighting the plethora of strategic business and technology decisions that service providers will have to make and delving into the most significant use cases that will disrupt industries as we know them.
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Facts & Stats

1.01 billion: The approximate number of 5G connections that will exist in 2023, also according to IDC. That would mean a 217.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the five-year period spanning 2019 through 2023. (Source)

Gartner predicts that by 2020, the global 5G infrastructre revenue will stretch beyond $4.2 billion from 2019's revenue of $2.2 billion, representing 89% YOY revenue growth. (Source)

By 2023, 5G coverage will be as widespread as 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) are today. (Source)

5G networks will cover 40% of the world by 2024, handling 25% of all mobile traffic data.  (Source)

Forty-nine percent of advertisers think 5G will help to better consumer experiences and 46 percent see the technology benefit advancements in real-time, location-based targeting.  (Source)

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A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in 23 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. For more information, visit 
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