China, CIS and US Lead the World in 5G Eagerness

5G is one of the most exciting technologies that the world is on the verge of discovering. However, it might still be a while before you are able to access it on your phone, and the fact of the matter is that there are some countries whose citizens might just be willing to pay a bit extra in order to be able to access the technology sooner than might have been the case if they were not willing to pay extra.

According to GSMA's 2020 The Mobile Economy report, in China for example, a recent survey indicates that around fifty percent of the population would be willing to pay up to 10% extra if it meant they would get 5G a little bit earlier. 23% of people said that they would be willing to pay up to 20% more, which is more than the number of people that wouldn’t be willing to pay more which came up to 22% of the respondents to the survey that is being discussed here. 5% of the respondents were willing to pay over 20%, which is a higher percentage than any other country was able to manage.

Coming in second is not a country but a collection of nine countries called the Commonwealth of Independent States. This includes Russia as well as eight other countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union but are now independent. These countries had about 41% of people saying they would be okay with up to 10%, 21% said that they would be fine with up to 20% and 2% said that they would be alright with more than that. About 35% said that they would not care for timing if it meant paying extra.

Coming in third is the US which is surprising and it shows that the Chinese have slowly taken over the US in terms of eagerness for newer and better technology.

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