Ericsson hikes 5G forecast on China demand

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JUN 2020 Ericsson almost doubled its prediction for the number of global 5G subscriptions expected to be in play by the end of this year to 190 million, as rapid uptake in China more than offset figures from North America and Europe hampered by Covid-19 (coronavirus) containment measures.As trailed by the company last month, the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report detailed “slightly decreased” 5G subscription forecasts in some areas due to factors including delayed spectrum auctions, however it noted these countries would catch-up and still meet 2025 projections.By the end of 2025, Ericsson expects 2.8 billion 5G subscribers globally, up from 2.6 billion in the previous edition of its report. In its November 2019 update, Ericsson forecast 100 million 5G connections by the end of this year.The vendor now anticipates 5G will account for 30 per cent of all mobile subscriptions by the end of 2025 and 45 per cent of all mobile data traffic. LTE will remain dominant beyond 2025, peaking during 2022 with 5.1 billion subscriptions. This figure is expected to fall to 4.4 billion by end-2025 due to 5G migration.Fixed roleEricsson also pointed to expected increases in adoption of fixed wireless access (FWA), a frequently cited use case for 5G.By the end of its forecast period, the vendor expects FWA to make-up 25 per cent of mobile network data traffic globally, compared with 15 per cent at the end of 2019. The latest report is its first to break-out specific FWA predictions.At the end of 2018 there were 51 million FWA subscriptions across the globe, a number expected to jump to almost 160 million by end-2025. This covers both 5G and previous generations of mobile technologies.Announcing the latest 5G forecasts, report publisher and Ericsson’s head of Business Area Networks Fredrik Jejdling said: “The success of 5G cannot be measured in subscriptions alone. The value 5G brings will be determined by the success of new use cases and applications for consumers and businesses.”“5G was made for innovation and, as the value of the digital infrastructure has been further evidenced during these recent times, 5G investments can play a significant role in restarting economies,” he added. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Previous ArticleSoftBank confirms plan to offload T-Mobile sharesNext ArticleNations form global AI task force Tags Chris Donkin Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more center_img Author Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Home Ericsson hikes 5G forecast on China demand Asia Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities 5GEricssonforecastslast_img read more

Singtel lights SA 5G network

first_img Singtel rethinks strategy after profit plummets 5GSingTel Singtel turned on its standalone (SA) 5G network in parts of the city state, becoming the first to offer the upgraded service.The operator claimed its SA 5G network offers 30 per cent faster uploads than LTE, along with stronger authentication and encryption. It deployed more than 1,000 sites running on 3.5GHz spectrum in locations including Orchard Road, the Central Business District, Marina Bay, HarbourFront, Sentosa and residential areas.Anna Yip, consumer Singapore CEO, stated: “Our customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy the benefits that SA 5G can deliver”, adding the technology will fuel new innovations and enable digital transformation across industry sectors.Singtel began issuing SA 5G-compatible SIM cards to customers last month.It introduced non-standalone 5G service in selected areas in September 2020, offering speeds of up to 1.2Gb/s.Rivals StarHub and M1 are scheduled to launch SA 5G services this year. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring Author Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Tags Relatedcenter_img HomeAsiaNews Singtel lights SA 5G network Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 MAY 2021 Previous ArticleEricsson warns over loss of China market shareNext ArticleHuawei founder urges shift to software Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citieslast_img read more