5G, the fastest growing mobile technology – report

Fifth-generation (5G) technology is evolving faster than any previous generation of mobile technology, with predictions that it will account for 60% of global mobile network data traffic by 2027.

Ericsson’s June 2022 Mobility Report found that currently around a quarter of the world’s population currently has access to 5G coverage, with around 70 million 5G subscriptions added in the first quarter of 2022.

5G subscriptions are expected to surpass one billion subscriptions by the end of 2022 and reach 4.4 billion – nearly half of all subscriptions – by 2027, when around three-quarters of the world’s population will have access to 5G.

“Ericsson’s latest mobility report confirms that 5G is the fastest growing generation of mobile technology ever, and Ericsson is playing a key role in delivering it,” said the executive vice president and network manager at Ericsson. Fredrik Jejdling.

North America is expected to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration over the next five years, with nine out of ten subscriptions in the region expected to be 5G by 2027.

In addition, 5G will represent 82% of subscriptions in Western Europe; 80% in the Gulf Cooperation Council region; and 74% in Northeast Asia.

In India, where 5G rollouts have yet to begin, 5G is expected to account for almost 40% of all subscriptions by 2027, the report points out.

“The deployment of 5G autonomous networks is increasing in many regions as communications service providers prepare to innovate to seize business opportunities beyond enhanced mobile broadband. A strong digital network infrastructure underpins companies’ digital transformation plans, and their new capabilities can be transformed into new customer services,” added the editor of Ericsson Mobility Report. Pierre Jonsson.

Meanwhile, Ericsson’s Mobility Report also revealed that global data traffic on mobile networks has doubled over the past two years, driven by increased use of smartphones and mobile broadband, as well as the digitization of society and industries.

“Recent statistics and forecasts highlight the strong demand that data connectivity and digital services have, and are expected to have, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical uncertainties. Several hundred million people become new mobile broadband subscribers every year,” the report points out.

In addition, the number of fixed wireless access connections will exceed 100 million in 2022 and will more than double by 2027, reaching almost 230 million, as it plays an increasingly important role in providing services to broadband.

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