2022 was a busy year for the wireless industry. As the pandemic began to wane, the industry was left to consider how the connectivity needs of the world had dramatically shifted. 5G buildouts continued to move forward, and the exciting new universe of applications and services enabled by next-generation technology began to emerge. An emphasis on solving the digital divide that came to the forefront during the pandemic continued to influence spectrum policy and spurred new funding opportunities.
Heading into 2023, the wireless industry’s thought leaders expect a continued focus on fixed wireless access, further development of the network edge and increasing use cutting-edge technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence. Read more about what they expect in the year to come below.