one million subscriptions per day


Not all the promises made in recent years regarding the rollout of 5G have been kept, for various reasons: the geopolitical tensions, the difficulties encountered in stipulating contracts between telcos and suppliers, the pandemic. Now the pace has increased, however, as we read in the new edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, the twentieth. The growth of 5G photographed by Ericsson To understand the acceleration it is enough to mention one fact: it continues at the rate of about one million subscriptions per day. Thus the 5G is preparing to become the mobile generation with the fastest adoption rate in history: it will reach the billion with 24 months ahead of 4G-LTE. A trend driven by China, North America and the Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar), while Europe has made a poor start. Subscriptions associated with a device have increased of a volume of 70 million units during Q1 2021 and the forecast is to reach a total of 580 million by the end of the year. Looking even further, it will reach 3.5 billion by 2026, with coverage capable of affecting 60% of the world population. This is the comment of Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks of Ericsson. This edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report confirms that we have entered a new phase of 5G, with the acceleration of the rollout and the expansion of coverage. in pioneering markets such as China, the United States and South Korea. Now is the time to implement new advanced use cases and harness the potential of 5G. Businesses and societies are preparing for a post-pandemic world, with digitalization supported by 5G playing a fundamental role.The diffusion of 5G at the local level Ericsson Mobility ReportThe device market is supporting the trend, with over 300 compatible models already announced or launched. The number is obviously destined to increase strongly in the short term and by focusing on data traffic, it is constantly increasing. Excluding that of type Fixed Wireless Access, at the end of 2020 it reached 49 EB (the unit of measurement, the exabyte, corresponds to one billion gigabytes): in six years it will reach 237 EB. 95% pass through phones, currently with a monthly average of 10 GB for each user.A key role is obviously played by operators: nine out of ten have launched FWA offers (4G and / or 5G), also in order to meet the needs linked to an increasingly widespread diffusion of equipment belonging to the Internet of Things category: it is estimated that they will reach + 80% in 2021. Please refer to the official website (link at the end of the article) to consult the full version of the report.


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