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.
20.4 Billion Devices Connected by 2020
$500B in Gross Domestic Product
 Accenture Strategy: “Smart Cities: How 5G Can Help Municipalities become Vibrant Smart Cities” : https://api.ctia.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/how-5g-can-help-municipalities-become-vibrant-smart-cities-accenture.pdf
 NENA, 9-1-1 Association: “9-1-1 Statistics”: https://www.nena.org/?page=911Statistics
 Research and Markets: “5G Infrastructure Market – Global Forecast to 2026” : https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4nlzgl/5g_infrastructure