worldwide 5G The number of subscribers is expected to reach $ 2.6 billion over the next six years due to the rapidly evolving 5G ecosystem. Ericsson Mobility ReportIn addition to these forecasts, the 2019 issue includes other predictions for the use of communication technologies by the end of 2025.
It is estimated that monthly data traffic per smartphone will increase from 7.2 GB to 24 GB by the end of 2025, with various new consumer behaviors such as Virtual Reality (VR) streams. Users can watch 21 minutes of HD (1280×720) video per day at 7.2 GB per month, while 30 GB of HD video at 24 GB plus an additional 6 minutes of Virtual Reality.
The report also predicts that 5G will cover 65 percent of the world's population by the end of 2025 and 45 percent of global mobile data traffic will pass over 5G.
In 2019, leading communication service providers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America introduced 5G networks. South Korea, which started to offer 5G services in April, experienced a huge user boom. Throughout the country, the number of users reaching 5G by September 2019 reached 3 million.
In China, which started to offer 5G service in October, the number of users expected to reach 10 million by the end of 2019 was updated to 13 million due to the high interest.
Given the current increase, shifts to 5G are expected to be much faster than LTE. The fastest increase in the number of users is expected to occur in the North American region, where by 2025, 75 percent of subscribers will move to 5G. It is estimated that North East Asia with 56 percent and Europe with 55 percent will follow.
Other estimates are as follows: The total number of cellular IoT connections, which was 1.3 billion at the end of 2019, will reach 5 billion by the end of 2025, up 25 percent year on year. In 2025, NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies are estimated to account for 52 percent of these cellular IoT connections.
Year-on-year traffic growth in the third quarter of 2019 was 68 percent due to the increase in the number of smartphone users in India, the increase in monthly data traffic per smartphone in China, better device features, increased data-intensive content, and more cost-effective data plans. to rose.