Qualcomm's Study Highlights 5G As Sustainability Enabler

By Carolina Milanesi
Sep 23, 2021 1:45 PM ET

You might know 5G from one of the many ads American carriers have been pitching at us consumers, promising faster data downloads, lack of latency and overall better mobile experience. But 5G, the next-generation data network, impacts much more than the little device always in our pocket. A study conducted by PWC highlights the economic impact 5G will have thanks to increased efficiencies and productivity that will add value across sectors resulting in an additional US$1.3tn global GDP by 2030.

Today Qualcomm published a report titled "Environmental sustainability and a greener economy: The transformative role of 5G" that goes beyond the impact on industries efficiencies and looks at 5G as a sustainability driver. 

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