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Ixia Survey Finds 96 Percent of Large Technology Companies WorldWide Plan to Leverage 5G in the Near Future

Posted 09/11/2017

Network flexibility and scalability, customer demand, and market leadership drive rapid adoption

CALABASAS, CA – September 11, 2017 – Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced research findings underlining rapid 5G adoption across the globe. The survey reveals that 96 percent of large technology companies plan to leverage 5G and that 83 percent will have 5G solutions deployed within the next 24 months. The survey, commissioned by Ixia and conducted by Dimensional Research, polled nearly 300 senior level executives at enterprises and service providers worldwide with over 1,000 employees about their 5G technology adoption plans.

Nearly every company surveyed plans to adopt 5G, with two out of three respondents evaluating 5G over the next year. Over a third (34 percent) of the organizations plan to release 5G technologies over the next 12 months if they have not done so yet.

Key findings include:

  • 96 percent of organizations plan to leverage 5G
  • 67 percent of organizations have evaluated or will evaluate 5G technologies in the next 12 months
  • 13 percent of respondents have already deployed 5G networks, while 34 percent will be publicly releasing 5G solutions in the next 12 months
  • Top three drivers for 5G adoption are: flexible and scalable network (59 percent), customer demand (55 percent) and market leadership (46 percent)
  • Top three industries driving the need for 5G technology include: telecom, tech, and financial services
  • Key barriers for 5G adoption include: lack of standards, expertise, and resources

“Many industry analysts talk about 5G as if it is far in the future, but this study shows what we are seeing within Ixia, that 5G rollout and adoption is ramping much quicker than predictions,” said Kalyan Sundhar, Vice President, Mobility and Virtualization Products at Ixia. “5G testing tools can help organizations make 5G a success even before all of the standards are finalized.  Developers can ensure their networks and applications are ready to take advantage of the speed and increased device connectivity promised by 5G.”
The survey also revealed why organizations want 5G.  They are seeking speed, flexibility, and reliability resulting from 5G advancements. Over 45 percent of organizations are driven by first-to-market pressures to secure and satisfy customers, but they state that a lack of resources, expertise, and standards are hindering their developments, leading to nearly half of those surveyed to state they are not ready.


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About Ixia
Ixia, a Keysight Business, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at

About Keysight Technologies 
Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at

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