2020 was finally going to be the year of 5G. Not anymore. Industry analysts tracking the fortunes of the mobile industry are scrambling to revise their 5G market projections.
Some expect a delay in 5G network installations by three to six months. The [5G network] infrastructure supply chains, although not broken, have slowed down. Meanwhile, the 3GPP has already been forced to delay in ironing out some important additional [5G] specifications, since the organization had to cancel face-to-face meetings for the foreseeable future.
Other analysts are looking at a 30 percent shortfall in shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones.