5G-IoT connections to jump 1100% to 116m by 2026 – mostly in healthcare, cities

The number of 5G-based IoT connections, deployed for higher-performance machines, will reach 116 million globally by 2026, reckons market research firm Juniper Research. The forecast represents a big jump on current numbers, with just 17 million IoT sensors so far (early 2023) running on 5G networks. The growth spike, of 1,100 percent over the period, will come as the healthcare sector and city services drive adoption of 5G-based IoT solutions.

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