2022 will see 550 million 5G subscription- India to lead the way

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With North America and India in the Asia Pacific region are driving the path, there will be 550 million 5G subscriptions by 2022, another report has found.

India has become the most as far as net additions during the third quarter of 2016 and Asia Pacific will be the second quickest developing region for 5G subscriptions, with 10% of all subscriptions being 5G in 2022, said the latest released edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

India, as of now, has 1,050 million mobile subscriptions, of which over 15 million were included in the third quarter of 2016.

“India grew the most in terms of net additions during the quarter (+15 million), followed by China (+14 million), Indonesia (+6 million), Myanmar (+4 million) and the the Philippines (+4 million),” the report pointed out.
By the end of 2016, there would be 3.9 billion smartphone subscriptions globally. Nearly 90% of these subscriptions will be enlisted on WCDMA/HSPA and LTE networks.

“By 2022, the number of smartphone subscriptions is forecast to reach 6.8 billion, with more than 95 percent of the subscriptions registered on WCDMA/HSPA, LTE and 5G networks,” the report included further.

“Almost 90 per cent of smartphone subscriptions are on 3G and 4G networks today. 5G will accelerate the digital transformation in many industries, enabling new use cases in areas such as IoT, automation, transport and big data,” Ulf Ewaldsson, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Ericsson, said in a statement.

Till the third quarter of 2016, 84 million new mobile subscriptions were added during the quarter to reach a total of 7.5 billion — developing at around 3% year-on-year.

Mobile data traffic continued to develop, driven both by increased smartphone subscriptions and a continued increment in average data volume per subscription — fuelled essentially by all the more survey of video content.
In the third quarter, data traffic grew around 10% quarter-on-quarter and 50% year-on-year.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk

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