The UAE, where more than half of the residents are willing to pay more for 5G access, is leading the world along with China in the deployment of the fifth-generation telecom technology. YouGov’s latest report, which reveals attitudes and behaviours towards 5G in key markets, said with nearly half of the respondents claiming to use a 5G enabled phone, the UAE leads in terms of 5G adoption across the globe.
While many countries are still looking to explore the 5G technology, the UAE has come a long way in adopting and making 5G a part of its future plans. Data suggests that after China, the UAE is one of the leading countries where respondents claim to be using a 5G enabled smartphone (48 per cent). On the other hand, respondents in Germany (17 per cent), the UK (16 per cent), and France (16 per cent) are least likely to say they own a 5G enabled smartphone.
The report titled “International Telco Report 2021” examines the attitudes, behaviours, and preferences towards 5G in 17 global markets and 18,803 respondents globally. The survey was fielded throughout the month of April 2021. The data from the whitepaper shows UAE stands out in several respects of future intentions. While 54 per cent of respondents from the UAE are willing to pay more for 5G access, residents of Indonesia (60), India (59) and China (57) rank among the first three in this category of people who see the benefit of 5G technology and are willing to pay more for it.