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CCS Predicts: AI and 5G dominate predictions beyond 2020

Paul Lipscombe
October 3, 2019

In total 90 predictions were cast at the event by CCS Insight analysts

CCS Insight forecasts 5G and AI to dominate the mobile space for the coming years, as the analyst firm held its annual predictions event in London. 

During the ‘Predictions: 2020 and Beyond’ event, a number of senior analysts took to the stage to give their predictions in the mobile industry along with some key industry figures. 

Presentations were given by CCS Insight CEO Shaun Collins, chief of research Ben Wood, director for consumer and connectivity Kester Mann, forecasting vp Marina Koytcheva, while Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee were also among some of the guest speakers. 

Some of the top predictions included: Competition will drive a fall in 5G device prices in 2020, Samsung will launch ‘Galaxy Glasses’ in 2022, with Apple likely to follow suit in 2023, and by 2025 one in 50 affluent households will own a domestic robot.

Key topics such as the US vs China trade-war were also discussed, with 5G also heavily mentioned in the year that the service has launched.  

Speaking at the event Mann said: “The industry is moving positively, but with 5G it is a marathon. It’s waiting for a “big bang” moment, which might not even come. While there are questions over return of investment for businesses there are many new markets are emerging.” 

To read the full report read Mobile News issue 693 on October 18

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