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Whitepapers | Accenture and CTIA | January 12, 2017

New Research from Accenture Strategy Highlights Economic and Societal Impact of Investing in 5G Infrastructure

A CTIA-commissioned analysis estimates that deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits.

Accenture Strategy’s analysis estimates that wireless operators will invest as much as $275 billion nationwide over seven years as they build out 5G. Estimates highlight that the wireless industry’s investment in deploying 5G could create direct impacts of 350,000 new construction jobs and a total of approximately 850,000 jobs in the United States when considering suppliers and other partners cumulatively over the seven years of network build-out. The broader economic benefits from 5G could create an additional 2.2 million jobs in communities across the country.

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