The fifth generation of wireless networks will significantly ramp up global internet connectivity, producing a far faster internet connection with more capacity and less latency. In a nutshell, 5G networks will allow for more total connected devices, faster performance on those devices and more advanced connected software applications within the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and cloud computing spaces.
BofA is forecasting 14% compound annual revenue growth for the RF industry from 2020 through 2022 after the industry flatlined at around $12.5 billion annually over the past three years.
“5G will begin to unlock some interesting things that we’ve dreamt about or imagined for some time,” said Venturo, the chief innovation officer at U.S. Bank. “5G is exponentially more powerful than 4G; it has such low latency and such high bandwidth that for a lot of applications, it will make a lot of sense to use 5G instead of Wi-Fi.”
5G will also solve a problem that arises when many people use smartphones at the same time in a confined space, like a plane or a sports stadium, or when too many autonomous cars or smart objects like washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators and toasters are connected to a network. The network gets overloaded, and performance drops.
5G allows millions of connections to a network, which should eliminate such performance issues.
AmpliTech Group, Inc. (OTC: AMPG) designs, develops, and manufactures custom and standard state-of-the-art RF components for the Domestic and International, SATCOM, Space, Defense and Military markets. These designs cover the frequency range from 50 kHz to 40 GHz – eventually, offering designs up to 100 GHz. AmpliTech also provides consulting services to help with any microwave components or systems design problems. Our steady growth over the past 13+ years has come about because we can provide complex, custom solutions for nearly ANY custom requirements that are presented us. In addition, we have the best assemblers, wires, and technicians in the industry and can provide contract assembly of customers’ own designs. Website: http://www.AmpliTechinc.com
The Company is working on joint ventures with key technology partners in order to facilitate the development of components that work in conjunction with our low noise amplifiers (filters, antennas, etc.) in order to provide the most advanced solutions for 5G, Satellite, and many other areas that have exploding demand increases in the past few years. The Company’s technology is aligned with the growth of these industry sectors and it is positioned to respond accordingly. AmpliTech has purchased special test and measurement equipment, such as a 4K cryogenic cooler for measurement of quantum products, and invested heavily in expanding its engineering and sales team to support and boost our growth and development.
Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is one of the largest telecom providers offering 5G service to its customers. Analyst David Barden says Verizon plans to increase its number of 5G cell sites by 500% in 2020 and deploy its 5G network in 30 new cities by the end of the year. In addition to its 5G growth opportunities, Verizon has an extremely defensible subscriber base and one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry, Barden says.
Verizon set up 5G networks in Minneapolis and Chicago in early April; AT&T set up a 5G network in a park in Dallas. Smartphone manufacturers like Motorola and Samsung have begun releasing 5G phones.
Telecom giant T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) closed its Sprint buyout on April 1, and Barden says T-Mobile will ultimately be the first wireless carrier to launch a “real 5G nationwide network.” In addition, Barden says the integration of Sprint gives T-Mobile a spectrum advantage that could drive subscriber growth and potentially an upside to consensus analyst estimates.
In addition to network providers, device makers like Apple inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) will also benefit from 5G upgrades. Apple is expected to roll out its first 5G iPhone in the second half of 2020, and analysts expect millions of 5G iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad upgrades over the next few years. Analyst Wamsi Mohan says the 5G iPhone product cycle will boost sales and expand Apple’s earnings multiple. Looking ahead to 2021, Mohan projects that Apple’s hardware revenue will jump 20% because of 5G iPhones and wearables.