According to the latest analysis by Deloitte, the U.S. is trailing when it comes to 5G
, and in a serious way. According to the report
, China has spent $24 billion more than the United States on 5G network sites since 2015. As our chart shows, this gap in investment really shows, with only 4.7 sites per 100,000 population in the U.S. compared to 14.1 in China and an even more advanced 17.4 in Japan. When looking on a geographical basis, the situation looks even more dire, with the U.S. at 0.4 sites per 10 square miles and China at 5.3. Again, Japan is way ahead with 15.2 - although the sizes of China and the U.S. present a much larger challenge than that of Japan.