13M 5G Subscriptions Projected By End Of This Year, 2.6B In 2025

By the end of 2025, there will be 2.6 billion 5G subscriptions, according to a new forecast in the Ericsson Mobility Report.

By that time, the number of 5G subscriptions would cover up to 65% of the world’s population and generate 45% of the world’s total mobile data traffic, according to the forecast.

The total number of mobile subscriptions in the third quarter of this year was about 8 billion, with 61 million added in the quarter, growing 3% from the previous year.

The number of mobile broadband subscriptions grew 10%, increasing by 120 million in the third quarter.

Subscriptions associated with smartphones now account for about 70% of all mobile subscriptions.

More than half (52%) of mobile subscriptions are now for LTE.

By the end of 2019, 13 million 5G subscriptions are estimated, with a large number in China.

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