Methodology
High-quality quantitative forecasting relies on a suitable methodology selected based on the historical data of each metric. GIV@2025 utilizes an approach that combines trend extrapolation and time-series forecasting. A regression model based on historical data and business development patterns is the first choice in analysis. If the forecast results obtained from a simple linear regression model are not ideal, then the use of a multiple linear regression model or a time series forecast method is considered.
Definitions of the Metrics
Digitalization
Connection
Intelligence
Dimension  No. Indicators / sub-indicator (procedural) Definitions 2025
Digitisation 1 Penetration of V2X-equiped vehicles Percentage of motor vehicles equipped with V2X technology, specific definition of V2X: C-V2X communications via 3GPP-based C-V2X technology, including both short-range communications (V2V/V2I/V2P) and the data exchange between vehicles and the application server (V2N). 15%
2 VR/AR individual user amount Individual user amount of head mounted VR/AR devices 337M
3 Adoption of AR/VR by enterprise Percentage of enterprises using AR/VR technologies for business operations. This indicator will be enriched by information  on Top 5 industry verticals that adopt AR/VR technologies. 97%
Dimension  No. Indicators / sub-indicator (procedural) Definitions 2025
Connection 4 Global connection amount Amount of global connected device 100B
5 Global internet population Amount of global internet population via any access means 6.2 B
6 5G network coverage rate Percentage of global population living in areas covered by 5G network 58%
7 Global 5G network user amount Total number of 5G network users worldwide 2.8B
8 5G base stations amount worldwide Total number of 5G base stations deployed worldwide 6.5M
Dimension  No. Indicators / sub-indicator (procedural) Definitions 2025
Intelligence 9 Global data amount produced annually  Global data amount generated and stored annually, including data copied 180ZB
10 Enterprise data utilization rate  Utilized or analysed rate of data usable for global enterprises  86%
11 Cloud adoption rate by enterprise Proportion of enterprises using cloud services(including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) 100%
12 Cloud-based deployment rate of applications Proportion of enterprise applications deployed on cloud 85%
13 Popularity rate of intelligent personal digital assistant Software based chat bots or voice assistant without physical body, such as Cortana, Alexa, Siri, etc. Penetration rate in smartphone users. 90%
14 Adoption rate of intelligent domestic robot by global families Household penetration of domestic machines with motion capability and modern AI technologies inside, including cleaning robot, cooking robot, dancing robot, care / nursing robot, etc. 14%
15 Nursing bots amount per senior care center in G8 nations on average Nursing bots amount on average of each care home for the elderly in G8 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US.) 10
16 AI adoption rate of large enterprises Proportion of large enterprises adopting AI in its business, operation or management procedure etc. 97%
17 Industrial robots density in global manufacturing industry  Number of installed industrial robots per 10000 employee in global manufacturing industry 103
18 Percentage of large enterprises benefiting from quantum computing by 2025 Percentage of large enterprises that will benefit from quantum computing by 2025 20%
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5G, cloud, IoT, AI...these and other quickly converging technologies are creating a world in which everything is connected, sensing, and intelligent. And that world is arriving fast. GIV@2025 charts 10 industry trends that we believe will shape a better future for everyone, everywhere.
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