Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 16 - Page 44

CIO OPINION
By the end of 2022 , connections will reach about 20 million , rising to 68 million in 2023 and nearly doubling the following year .
Jose Otero , Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean , 5G Americas

5G : What awaits Latin America in the coming years

Jose Otero , Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean , 5G Americas , gives us a glimpse into the future communications landscape in the region .

5G is the latest technological development available in the telecommunications sector , and the entire community connected to this sector closely monitors its progress .

We also know that telecommunications are a strategic sector for countries and enable many economic sectors in a world fully inserted in the digital economy .
It is a fast developing number considering that the number of 4G lines were more than 400 million and HSPA ( 3G ) lines were about 200 million , according to Omdia .
The projections show that 5G growth will begin this year . By the end of 2022 , connections will reach about 20 million , rising to 68 million in 2023 and nearly doubling the following year .
For this reason , there is great interest in Latin America in understanding how to deploy this technology .
Advancements
Experts indicate that by the end of 2021 , 5G connections in Latin America amounted to approximately 2 million .
4G LTE will maintain its dominance in quantitative terms , although with a slight reduction due to the substitution of new technology , such as HSPA . But how should these numbers be interpreted ? Are they positive or do they not apply to the region ?
The first thing to highlight as a positive sign is a reduction in the arrival times of technology in Latin
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