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All of those themes helped create untold riches, but there’s another sizable opportunity.
5G Technology is Expected to Create a $12 Trillion Opportunity
By 2035, 5G technology is expected to be worth up to $12 trillion.
Not only will it have an unrivaled impact on society, it’ll impact healthcare and transportation to defense, banking, you name it. Even cash flowing into the opportunity is staggering. The U.S. committed up to $400 million to 5G over the last three years.
China will invest up to $400 billion on 5G by 2025 with 430 million users. South Korea invested $1.5 billion in the technology. Germany is in for $100 billion.
Even President Trump is on board, tweeting:
That tweet came after the President directed the U.S. Commerce Department to develop a comprehensive national spectrum strategy to help user in 5G wireless networks.
The President simply wants the U.S. to crush other countries, most notably China, when it comes to commercializing 5G services. That alone is bullish for 5G stocks.
But Just What is 5G Technology?
1G allowed us to walk and talk at the same time.
2G allowed us to walk, talk and send texts.
3G allowed us to do all of that, and use the Internet.
4G allowed gave us all of those options and allowed us to stream. Unfortunately, by today’s standards, 4G is too slow. In fact, it “only” has a download speed of 100 megabits per second.
Meanwhile, 5G can process up to 10,000 megabits per second.
Such speeds will help usher in the Internet of Things (IoT), interactive television, social gaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), robotics, automated vehicles, healthcare imaging and diagnostics just to name a few. 5G will help eliminate slow connection speeds, and help connect many, many devices that share large amounts of data in real time.
As 5G starts to roll out, it can help make smartphones smarter, for example.
In fact, it’ll help usher in new experiences such as virtual and augmented reality with quicker speeds and lower latency. It can help speed up “mission critical” communications with infrastructure, vehicles, and even medical procedures.
It can also help pave the way for the internet of things, connecting millions of devices.
In 2019 alone, Samsung will release a 5G version of its S10 on Verizon’s 5G network to help launch new augmented-reality experiences. Sprint just announced a May 2019 launch for its 5G networks. Even phones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 are starting to pop up.
And Apple will reportedly wait until 2020 to release a 5G smartphone.
However, this is just the start, as 5G begins to shift the world as we know it. With governments, and corporations leading the charge, the 5G could be one of the most explosive.
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By 2035, about $12.3 trillion worth of goods and services will be enabled by 5G networks, and the rollout will add approximately $3 trillion to the worldwide GDP.
In short, 5G is creating a sizable opportunity for those investing right now – at ground level.
For an idea of the potential profits 5G can create, consider this.
When 3G networks hit in 1998, it forced stocks like Qualcomm (QCOM) from $2 to $67.
When 4G hit in 2008, stocks like Crown Castle (CCI) jumped more than 540%. American Tower Corporation (AMT) exploded from nearly $30 to more than $178 today.
Now, as 5G makes its way onto the global stage, we could see similar results with related stocks.
The Top 5G Technology Companies for 2019
American Tower Corporation (AMT)
5G has been an explosive opportunity for AMT, as it the REIT leases multi-tenant cell tower sites to communications companies. And so far, so good. The stock has seen quite a ride, as one of the most explosive 5G opportunities on the market.
In fact, since 2018, the stock has exploded from $140 to $215 a share. However, we don’t believe the run is over. In fact, as 5G rolls out, this could very well be a $300 stock before long.
There’s “going to be a wholesale transition from a 4G technology to a fifth-generation technology,” CEO Jim Taiclet said, as quoted by CNBC. “There’s going to be more equipment out there transmitting and … it should be something that lengthens and strengthens our growth rate, not in the U.S. only but around the world, eventually.”
When 4G was first introduced, about 200,000 cell towers were built to broadcast the signal, which was great news for American Tower Corporation. Today, 5G will require another 300,000 towers, which is a sizable catalyst for the stock.
American Tower Corporation is a “Strong Buy” with a “medium” risk level.
Verizon (VZ) CEO Hans Vestberg said the company plans to launch the 5G Ultra Wideband Network in more than 30 U.S. cities in 2019. “It’s just gonna be a totally different experience in speed and throughput than you have ever seen before,” he said, as quoted by “The Verge.”
The CEO also believes half of the U.S. will have access to 5G networks by 2020, citing the company’s ability to share spectrum between 4G and 5G users using dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology. The company also announced that it is quickly expanding in the U.S., having just added Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C.
Plus, Verizon dominates the ownership of key 5G spectrum bands, controlling 76% of the 28GHz band and 46% of the 39 GHz band – crucial high-frequency transmission areas core to 5G’s promise of higher data transfer rates, says U.S. News.
Verizon is a “Strong Buy” with a “low” risk level.
Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ:CRNT)
Small cap stocks, like Ceragon Networks Ltd are likely to benefit, too.
CRNT provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice and data services worldwide. Its wireless backhaul solutions use microwave radio technology to transfer telecommunication traffic between base stations, small sells, and the core of the service provider’s network.
The best part – some of the world’s leading telecom companies – Verizon, Sprint, AT&T—want what CRNT is offering. Analysts believe this is one of the “best of the best” 5G stocks to own, as it provides inexpensive, efficient 5G products and services.
Analysts seem bullish on CRNT, too.
Not too long ago, analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded the stock noting that, “Ceragon’s steady execution, IP-20 tech. differentiation (spectrum efficiency, carrier aggregation, TCO advantages), and all-outdoor leadership” all make the stock a likely candidate to profit from “the upcoming 5G build-out.”
Ceragon Networks is a “Strong Buy” with a “low” risk level.
Micron Technology (MU)
Micron Technology Inc. develops the hardware used in manufacturing both semiconductors and computers worldwide. It’s been involved, in making plans for the 5G boom for some time, already developing a multi-chip package for use in 5G modems.
In fact, it’ll help provide modems with the capability to run as much as 20 times faster than current modems. And Micron products will be used in every sector that uses 5G.
5G will bring massive improvement in data speeds, and data centers will have to be upgraded to handle the increased bandwidth. This is because 5G will need a frequency spectrum between 28 and 39 gigahertz. Therefore, 5G networks will require 100 times more resources than a 4G network, for example, which also means that they’ll need more storage.
As a result, demand for Micron’s memory chips could increase substantially.
Better yet, earlier this year, Micron and Qualcomm announced a partnerships to develop 5G enabled autonomous driving platforms.
Micron Technology is a “Strong Buy” with a “medium” risk level.
Telus Corporation (TU)
Telus Corporation provides a range of telecommunications products and services in Canada.
It operates through Wireless and Wireline segments.
The company’s telecommunications products and services comprise wireless and wireline voice and data services; data services, including Internet protocol; television services; hosting, managed information technology, and security and cloud-based services; healthcare solutions; business process outsourcing; and security solutions. It has 13 million subscriber connections, including 8.9 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million wireline residential network access lines, and 1.1 million TELUS TV subscribers.
“5G is coming next year, so customers that are starting to activate and upgrade now will kind of migrate into a 5G world over time and we wanted to get the market ready,” company president Jim Senko said, as quoted by Mobile Syrup. That’s also why Telus decided to start at the $75 for 10GB mark. Senko says that, in terms of 5G, he doesn’t think “anything less than 10GB makes sense anymore.”
Telus Corporation is a “Strong Buy” with a “low” risk level.