Survey reveals 5G Positioning is in Demand

By Chad Cox

Embedded Computing Design

June 25, 2021


Survey reveals 5G Positioning is in Demand
Photo Courtesy of ABI Research

ABI Research predicts 5G positioning to drive adoption of RTLS solutions, however, current 5G roadmap will prevent large scale rollouts before 2025

According to a new survey conducted by global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, 87% of enterprises said they have not yet deployed RTLS technology within their business.

There are significant barriers to adoption facing existing RTLS solutions.

Most of the barriers to deployment of RTLS mentioned in ABI Research’s survey point to the fragmentation of existing solutions, which impact:

  • Total cost of ownership
  • Complexity to implement
  • Operate and maintain them.

According to the survey results, which polled decision-makers from more than 210 medium to large enterprises across key industry verticals,  56% of respondents selected 5G positioning, among several alternative technologies, as the preferred RTLS solution they are willing to adopt despite the fact the technology will not fully mature before 2025, at the earliest.

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