Nearly every 5G strategy in the world is being reconsidered after 10M Chinese signed up in a few days early in October. Huawei has been selling thousands per minute. 3.7M Koreans have also purchased 5G phones, with 5M expected yearend.

5G now has an excellent use case: people want to buy. My working figure for 2020 is 210 million 5G phones, but I need a month or two more data for any confidence.

See my new Analysis for how China is doing it.



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Welcome  Asia is installing hundreds of thousands of 5G radios and adding 5G subs by the tens of millions. The west is far behind. 200,000,000 in 2020

The demand is there, and most of the technology works. Meanwhile, the hype is unreal. Time for reporting closer to the truth.

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