Survey says: 5G developments vary

McKinsey & Company’s survey of 46 chief technology officers who are directly engaged in 5G development plans around the world found that nearly 70 percent of all operators in the world will not be deploying 5G networks until at least 2020, and that 5G development will be much slower outside of North America.

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