Its ranking of the most promising technologies in the period ahead is based on a diversity of sources. They range from existing third-party analyses and the founded viewpoints of the IDATE DigiWorld technology analyst to an extensive survey held among a community of technology experts and innovators.
Beyond the ranking, the study offers an analysis of the survey results, presenting aspects not only of the future of technology but also how they could affect business ecosystems and market uptake. It covers five domains: hardware, software/IT, network and telecommunications, user experiences and interfaces, and cybersecurity.
In all, over 50 technologies were considered as part of the survey.
To deepen the perspective even further, the report reassesses the evolution of previous forecasts in earlier IDATE studies of key technologies. The outcome is a roadmap of innovations which reflects the maturity and adoption levels of technologies in the time ahead.
Data and key figures:
- IDATE DigiWorld’s technology ranking for 2030. One major trend: Quantum leap. Expectations are huge of a technology that is not yet at all mature – its advent would represent a profound paradigm shift.
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How is Covid-19 affecting 5G?
The public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire planet, since it first appeared in late 2019. The crisis forced a number of countries to scale back their economic activity for several weeks, if not months. As a result, the global economy has fallen into its deepest recession since the Great Depression of 1929 – a recession that has affected every single industry worldwide. Even if telecommunications have helped sustain businesses that could continue to operate virtually, the telecoms industry itself, 5G included, has felt the impact of the pandemic.