Latest Ericsson Mobility Report has shown that by 2025, 5G would have covered up to 65 percent of the worlds population as well as 45 percent of global mobile data traffic.
The report also shows that smartphone users will consume a global average of 24 GB per month in 2025 from 7.2 GB currently, as video usage increases and new services become available.
It estimates the total number of cellular IoT connections at five billion by the end of 2025, from 1.3 billion by end of 2019.
Executive Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson, Fredrik Jejdling says: It is encouraging to see that 5G now has broad support from almost all device makers. In 2020, 5G-compatible devices will enter the volume market, which will scale up 5G adoption. The question is no longer if, but how quickly we can convert use cases into relevant applications for consumers and enterprises. With 4G remaining a strong connectivity enabler in many parts of the world, modernizing networks is also key to this technological change were going through.