Pennsylvania Partnership for 5G

5G Technology

We are approaching a new chapter in the evolution of high speed wireless networks with the introduction of 5G technology. This innovation will dramatically improve the way we communicate with connections at least
40 times faster and four times greater capacity than 4G LTE.
Communication has drastically changed over the past few years and our broader society continues to experience the benefits. Many of us rely on access to mobile data which has become critical to our daily lives, enabling “business on the go” and powering “smart homes” with “smart devices,” like Nest Thermostats and digital assistants such as Amazon Echo or GoogleHome. In the next five years, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) will drive even more of our lives – and things – online, creating a profound impact on our data and usage.

With more mobile devices in the U.S. today than there are people, traffic on our networks and the demand for mobile data continues to grow exponentially.

Benefits of 5G

5G technology will have major economic implications, in our region and beyond. According to various studies, the emergence of 5G will create three million new jobs, $500 billion in GDP, and $275 billion in private investment in the U.S. alone. According to some global forecasts, the 5G infrastructure market is estimated to reach $2.86 billion in 2020 before skyrocketing to $33.72 billion by 2026.

3 Million<br />
New Jobs

3 Million
New Jobs

20.4 Billion Devices Connected by 2020

20.4 Billion Devices Connected by 2020

$500B in Gross Domestic Product

$500B in Gross Domestic Product

[1] Accenture Strategy: “Smart Cities: How 5G Can Help Municipalities become Vibrant Smart Cities” :

[2] NENA, 9-1-1 Association: “9-1-1 Statistics”:

[3] Research and Markets: “5G Infrastructure Market – Global Forecast to 2026” :

What is PA Partnership for 5G

Educating Pennsylvania
About the Future of 5G Connectivity

The PA Partnership for 5G began as an effort to inform the public about the future of connectivity and its merits for Pennsylvania. Our mission aims to educate different sectors about 5G technology and the infrastructure it requires. The Partnership intends to bring together various leaders from a diverse set of industries and communities to help forge a technologically progressive Pennsylvania.
Future of Communication
Technology continues to evolve and change the way we live, work and educate, laying the groundwork for Pennsylvania to invest in groundbreaking technologies. Autonomous vehicles, robotic deliveries and traffic flow all stand to benefit from 5G technology. Moreover, infrastructure providers, local governments, businesses, technology companies and consumers will play a pivotal role driving the demand for 5G technology, infrastructure and investment. We hope to show individual citizens, businesses and others that Pennsylvania has the potential to create a better network that improves the lives of all residents.