Since mobile network operators (MNOs) started rolling out the first 5G networks roughly five years ago, this latest mobile technology continues to experience a meteoric rise. In fact, 5G is on record as scaling faster than any previous generation of mobile wireless technology.
In North America, 5G connections already account for a market penetration of 36% of the population, and worldwide 5G networks are on track to add nearly a billion new connections each year to reach 6.8 billion by the end of 2027.
Despite this obvious success—or perhaps in part because of it—5G technology is still facing several hurdles to be overcome and challenges to be addressed. This is particularly true when it comes to mobile communications that either originate or terminate indoors.