The next generation of wireless connectivity, 5G, is becoming a ubiquitous topic but is still the subject of many myths and misconceptions. Although various use cases are emerging, only a few are compelling enough to generate strong demand
in the short term. To help advanced electronics companies and industrials gain clarity about the best opportunities, we researched over 150 potential 5G use cases, focusing on the 5G Internet of Things (IoT) business-to-business (B2B) market, especially developments expected over the next few years. As part of our analysis, we reviewed the events that occurred during the introduction of 4G and other technologies, since that could provide clues about how the 5G market might evolve. We also interviewed industry experts to see how they viewed 5G’s potential evolution.