Backed by solid research from one of the biggest ever consumer expectation studies, this Ericsson ConsumerLab report looks at the potential of 5G to benefit consumers, uncovering certain realities about them (“consumer realities”) to bust the following four common industry myths:
- 5G offers consumers no short-term benefits.
- There are no real use cases for 5G, nor is there a price premium on 5G.
- Smartphones will be the “silver bullet” for 5G: the magical single solution to delivering fifth-generation services.
- Current usage patterns can be used to predict future 5G demand.
The study brings some sense of reality to the ongoing debate in the ICT industry about whether there is an opportunity for a premium consumer offering based on 5G’s extra capabilities.