The promise of 5G has been nothing short of phenomenal. Mobile companies built a network that promised a world of speed and connectivity – all that was left was to convince consumers to pay more for those speeds. Mobile carriers believed, “if we build it, they will come,” but they didn’t at first. It took use cases requiring faster internet, like Netflix, Uber, and games like Pokémon-Go – plus the rise of the mobile phone as a replacement for your computer. Incremental elements increased the LTE take rate to 76% in the U.S. and Canada by 2018.