5G subscriptions will reach 1,500 million in 2024: Ericsson

5G subscriptions will reach 1.5 billion by the year 2024, which will represent coverage of more than 40 percent of the world’s population, as predicted by the Ericsson Mobility Report .

The Swedish manufacturer predicts that North America will be the region with the highest proportion of 5G mobile connections, representing 55 percent of mobile subscriptions by the end of 2024, followed by Northeast Asia, which is estimated to have more than 43 percent of mobile subscribers. the subscriptions.

However, Western Europe will have about 30 percent of mobile subscriptions in the region in the same period.

The Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that of the 4.1 billion Internet connections of things (IoT) planned for 2024, Northeast Asia will represent 2.7 billion connections.

The report revealed that in the third quarter of 2018 a total of 7.9 billion mobile subscriptions were reached, with 120 million new subscriptions added during the quarter.

China registered the highest amount of net additions during the quarter (more than 37 million), followed by India (more than 31 million) and Indonesia (more than 13 million).

The number of mobile broadband subscriptions is growing 15 percent year on year, increasing by 240 million in the third quarter of 2018. The total is now 5 thousand 700 million.

Ericsson revealed that mobile data traffic grew 79 percent between the third quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018, with the increase in China making the overall figure significantly higher.

Northeast Asia has the second largest data traffic by the smartphone with 7.3 gigabytes per month, registering a growth of around 140 percent between the end of 2017 and the end of 2018.

But it is North America that still retains the leadership in smartphone data traffic, configured to reach 8.6 gigabytes per month by the end of this year.

The report estimates that between 2018 and 2024 the total mobile data traffic will increase by a factor of five; It also projects that 5G networks will transport 25 percent of mobile traffic at the end of the period.

As for LTE subscriptions, the number increased by 200 million during the third quarter of 2018 to reach a total of 3.3 billion.

During the same period, GSM / Edge-only subscriptions decreased by 110 million. Likewise, other technologies fell by around 30 million.

Original Article Source from https://www.mediatelecom.com.mx, Author:Margarita Cruz