Each year, the members of CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community produce a Top 10 Emerging Technologies list that reflects what key players in the industry see as the new technologies that are poised to be the most impactful to their businesses.
The foundation for the list is original research conducted by CompTIA. Using an online survey that crosses multiple industries and includes companies of all sizes, CompTIA’s research team determines which emerging technologies have the highest adoption rates. This information is provided to members of the Emerging Technology Community who are experts in managed services and the delivery of technology. This group further analyzes each technology from a tech enablement perspective: Beyond adoption, which technologies have the most significant revenue opportunity or the best chance to revolutionize business practices? After this analysis, the top 10 list is finalized. Read more about the 2019 Top 10 Emerging Technologies List.
In 2019, 5G ranked No. 3, moving up from its fifth position in 2018. 5G infrastructure is currently being built out across the United States and around the world with companies and countries vying to position themselves to become leaders in delivering the technology. 5G will become the engine that drives a wide range of use cases including internet of things, robotics, open roaming, virtual reality, fixed wireless and a wide range of vertical market applications. Although there is a substantial cost associated with building out infrastructure, 5G has the potential to drive new markets and economies and significant returns on the investments over the long term.
Business Opportunities in Emerging Technologies: 5G, a white paper authored by CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community, will help providers take a deeper dive into this technology and the opportunities that exist with meaningful insight into the current market landscape, actionable advice for businesses, and case studies.