According to the latest estimates by Ericsson, global 5G smartphone subscriptions are not expected to really take off until 2021/2022. However, after 2021, growth is anticipated to rise rapidly.
IIA hosted the “Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality: Make Tech Policy Bipartisan Again” event on March 5, 2019.
The Internet Innovation Alliance commends the Federal Communications Commission for taking action today to fuel American leadership in the race to 5G. By holding an overlay auction of the 2.5 GHz EBS spectrum band, valuable mid-band spectrum will be freed for flexible use, helping to ensure American global dominance in next-generation connectivity and accelerating transformative technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT).”
New research by Parks Associates suggests consumers are not only willing to pay for an OTT subscription, they are willing to pay for multiple OTT service subscriptions — even premium-priced services — if value is perceived.
It’s entirely possible for Congress to enact a net neutrality bill this year, but there is little time to spare. Posturing should give way to negotiating. That’s the only way that both sides of the aisle and both sides of Capitol Hill will be able to point to a real accomplishment: putting core open internet provisions in statute law.