Ericsson noted that only 20 carriers worldwide have already launched the SA 5G network by the end of 2021.
According to the latest version, 5G subscription penetration in North America is forecast to reach 90% by 2027. Ericsson Mobility Report.
The report further predicts that global 5G subscriptions will cross one billion milestones by the end of this year.
By 2027, 5G will account for 82% of total subscriptions in Western Europe, 80% in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and 74% in Northeast Asia, Ericsson estimates.
In India, where 5G frequency is expected to be auctioned next month, 5G is expected to account for about 40% of all subscriptions by 2027. According to an Ericsson report, 5G technology is predicted to account for almost half of the global mobile subscriptions by 2027, reaching a total of 4.4 billion subscriptions. 5G mobile subscriptions will surpass 1 billion this year, after hitting 620 million at the end of the first quarter.
The latest Ericsson Mobility report also reveals that global mobile network data traffic has doubled in the last two years, mainly due to an increase in smartphone and mobile broadband usage, as well as the digitization of society and industry. The report further confirms that 5G is growing faster than all previous mobile technology generations, as nearly a quarter of the world’s population now has access to 5G coverage, with a net addition of 70 million 5G subscriptions in the first quarter of 2022 alone. By 2027, about three-quarters of the world’s population will be able to access 5G, according to Ericsson.
Frederick Jazdling, EVP and Head of Networks, Ericsson, said: “The latest Ericsson Mobility Report confirms 5G as the fastest growing mobile technology generation of all time and Ericsson is playing a key role in making this happen. We work daily with our customers and ecosystem partners around the world to ensure that millions more people, enterprises, industries and communities enjoy the benefits of 5G connectivity as soon as possible.
“The deployment of 5G standalone (SA) networks is growing in many areas as communications service providers (CSPs) prepare to innovate to address business opportunities beyond advanced mobile broadband. A strong digital network infrastructure underpins enterprises’ digital transformation plans, and their new capabilities can be turned into new customer service, “said Peter Johnson, executive editor of Ericsson Mobility Report.
European sellers point out that only 20 carriers worldwide have already launched the SA 5G network by the end of 2021. However, the number is expected to double this year
Also, the report predicts that 4G technology will reach 5 billion subscriptions this year and then drop to 3.5 billion by the end of 2027.
The report also highlights the growing importance of fixed wireless access (FWA) in providing broadband services. Swedish vendors predict that the number of FWA connections will exceed 100 million by 2022, a figure that is projected to more than double by 2027, reaching nearly 230 million.
In the case of the Internet of Things (IoT), the report states that by 2021, broadband IoT (4G / 5G) will surpass 2G and 3G as the technology that connects the largest portion of all cellular IoT connected devices, accounting for 44% of all connections. Responsible. .
Huge IoT technologies such as NB-IoT and Cat-M, grew by almost 80% in 2021, reaching close to 330 million connections. The number of IoT devices connected by these technologies is expected to exceed 2G / 3G by 2023.