How quickly will 5G be rolled out is the big question from everyone. With a year marked by the pandemics where tech and telecom specialists predicted delays on 5G rollout, Ericsson’s latest report – Ericsson Mobility Report November 2020 – shows the opposite. In fact, according to this report, 5G is expected to progress even faster than other technologies progressed in the first years of deployment.
How quickly will 5G be rolled out?
5G technology reached more customers than expected this year and will cover about 60% of global population by 2026, according to Ericsson, which confirms that 5G is the fastest deployed mobile network ever.
5G subscription uptake is expected to be significantly faster than for 4G.
Comparison of 5G and 4G subscriptions uptake in the first years of deployment (billion)
By the end of 2020, there will be 218 million 5G subscriptions all over the word. It is a significant increase from an old estimate from Ericsson, that predicted around 190 million subscriptions by the end of the year.
What are the main factors for the acceleration of the rollout?
On the same report, Ericsson shares some factors that may have affected the acceleration of 5G rollout:
– The availability of low-cost smartphones adapted to 5G.
– 5G being a strategic technology goal to lots of countries with government support.
– The competition between operators.
All the expectations on how quickly will 5G technology be rollout point out now for a fast development, enabling big changes on the way that we live. It will make possible things like smart cities with self-driving cars or even several technological possibilities in the health sector.
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