Ericsson, 1 billion 5G subscriptions by 2022

(ANSA) – MILAN, 21 JUN – Pandemic, smart working and remote teaching have given a strong acceleration to the adoption of mobile networks. The new generation of connection, 5G, has benefited constantly, reaching 1 billion subscriptions globally by the end of the year. The latest projections of the Ericsson Mobility Report 2022 study say so, according to which data traffic on mobile networks has doubled in the last two years. The report predicts 4.4 billion 5G subscriptions by 2027, with 60% of data traffic on the global mobile network to be handled by 5G over the next five years. Over the five-year period, 82% of European users with at least one mobile data subscription will have 5G. Same percentage for the Gulf Cooperation Council region (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar) and more than 74% in Northeast Asia. In India, where the rollout of the network has yet to begin, 5G is projected to account for nearly 40% of all subscriptions by 2027. In global terms, Ericsson says 5G will account for nearly half of all subscriptions by 2027. 2027, when it will exceed 4.4 billion subscriptions. The report also confirms that 5G is growing faster than all previous generations of mobile technologies. About a quarter of the world’s population currently has access to 5G coverage. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, around 70 million subscriptions were added. The report also highlights the increasingly important role of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology in delivering broadband services. Ericsson predicts that the number of FWA connections will exceed 100 million in 2022, a figure that is expected to more than double by 2027, reaching nearly 230 million. (HANDLE).

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