Ericsson says, 20% Over world’s population will access 5G in 2023
According to Ericsson 20% Over world’s population will access Five5G in 2023. Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report states that 5G will be deployed across metro and dense urban areas initially, with the first commercial networks to go live in 2019 as early deployments are predicted in South Korea, Japan, China, and the United States.
To a large extent, Five 5G is driven by use cases with a wide range of requirements. One of the first commercial uses for Five 5G is expected to be for fixed-wireless access, implying a coverage build-out in urban areas,” Ericsson explained.
Other use cases will come from industries such as automotive, manufacturing, energy and utilities, and healthcare, and will drive demand for dedicated coverage.”
Mobile traffic is forecast to increase by eight fold during the same period, to reach 110 exabytes per month by 2023, Ericsson said, adding that this will be driven by streaming video in increasingly higher resolutions, as well as by 360-degree viewing solutions.
Ericsson also found that there are now 5 billion mobile broadband subscriptions in total across the globe after 95 million new subscriptions were added during the third quarter of 2017: 1.56 billion in APAC, 1.395 billion in China, 1.185 billion in India, 1.015 billion in Africa, 700 million in Latin America, 585 million in Central and Eastern Europe, 520 million in Western Europe, 425 million in the Middle East, and 380 million in North America.
Patrick Cerwall, head of strategic marketing at Ericson says that the 4G LTE networks will be the dominant mobile access technology in the world, by the end of the year 2017. However, it is expected to get a boost with 5.5 billion subscriptions which will cover more than 85 percent of the world’s population by the end of 2023.
The report also elaborates that Five 5G upgrade will be adapted with a rapid speed as compared to earlier adoption rate. The technology is all set to be initially released for densely populated urban areas. Initial 5G deployments around the world will including US, South Korea, Japan, and China.