5G will be the foundation that will drive the connectivity and data growth and is expected to grow at 350% over the next 5 years. 2020 was supposed to be the year of 5G, and … COVID-19 happened. But the telecommunication industry has been resilient through early days of the pandemic. It may have delayed 5G rollouts, but it will drive the communication of the future and touted to be the most important enable for digital transformation. In the new normal, 5G players are increasingly looking for partnerships across the value chain to accelerate 5G innovations and deployment.