This Year, 1 Billion World Citizens Enjoy 5G

Technology company Ericsson estimates that by the end of this year more than 1 billion global citizens will live in areas with 5G coverage. That figure includes 15 percent of the world’s population. Thanks to this, it is predicted that there will be as many as 220 million 5G subscribers.

This is because the rate of implementation of 5G technology in terms of subscriptions and population coverage is reported to be the fastest compared to previous generations.

As stated by Jerry Soper, Head of Ericsson Indonesia, that “In Southeast Asia and Oceania, mobile data traffic continues to grow steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent for that period.”

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, Jerry said 5G will play an important role in managing efficient data traffic for service providers. This also allows them to enhance existing digital services and use cases such as video streaming, sports streaming, mobile gaming, and smart home services.

Furthermore, he mentioned that four out of every ten cellular subscribers by 2026 will be 5G subscribers. Estimates are available in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

“By 2026, as many as 60 percent of the world’s population will have access to 5G services, with 5G subscribers estimated at 3.5 billion, accounting for more than 50 percent of cellular data traffic at that time,” said Jerry, virtually, Tuesday (9 / 12).

Meanwhile, he saw that in Southeast Asia and Oceania, 5G is expected to be the second most popular technology after LTE by 2026, with more than 380 million subscribers and accounting for 32 percent of all cellular subscribers.

Even so, the Ericsson Mobility Report also highlights why the success of 5G is not just limited to the coverage or number of subscribers. In this case, the success of 5G will also be determined by new use cases and applications, of which the first have started to appear.