5G Set To Become The Dominant Global Mobile Access Technology

According to the Ericsson’s Mobility Report, 5G will become the dominant mobile access technology based on subscriptions globally by 2027.

Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to account for 10% of all global subscriptions, with South Africa leading the adoption rate in the region.

By 2027 5G is poised to account for 50% of all global subscriptions, reaching 75% of the world’s population and accounting for 62% of global smartphone traffic.

This global growth is due in part to strong demand in China and North America, coupled with the decreasing prices of 5G devices.

5G is forecasted to display a faster growth rate than 4G. During Q3 in 2021, there were 98 million additional 5G subscriptions compared to an additional 48 million additional 4G subscriptions, resulting in an estimated coverage of 5G networks of more than 2 billion people.

South Africa 5G networks await the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to sanction the high-demand spectrum which will facilitate the expansion of 5G networks within the country.

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