The world is entering a new era of ultra-connectivity, as a rapidly growing number people and devices tap into operator networks and come online.
The number of global users connected to the mobile internet topped 3 billion in 2017. By 2025, GSMA Intelligence forecasts that figure will grow by more than 1.75 billion to reach a total of 5 billion. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly as well, with connections across cellular and non-cellular technologies already at 6.3 billion in 2017; that figure is expected to nearly quadruple to 25.2 billion in 2025, offering operators a $1.1 trillion revenue opportunity.
Operator networks provide the magic to fuel this march. Uptake of 5G technology, with its lightning-fast speeds and ultra-low latency, has the potential to enable entirely new user experiences and a more intelligent kind of connectivity.
Just two years from now, GSMA Intelligence predicts as many as 50 million people worldwide will have 5G connections. By 2025, that figure is expected to rise to 1.2 billion, with Asia, North America and Europe leading the charge. Of course, next generation networks raise the spectre of new complexity challenges for operators, and with the influx of new connections will come a sea of data to navigate. But carriers can rise to the occasion with new data management platforms, using predictive analytics and machine learning to correlate network, user, device and application activity for greater customer gains and operational efficiencies.Download the GSMA White Paper and discover how you can overcome the challenge of siloed data and embrace machine learning capabilities to stay ahead of competition. Learn how to transform big data into a revenue growth engine, and more specifically: