5G connections are set to hit the 6 billion mark soon. And do you know what is good for 5G – good smartphone deals as well as lowering prices.
5G Connections 6 Billion Mark
The world is predicted to have 5.9 billion 5G subscribers by the end of the year 2027 as per new estimates from Omdia, a market analyst firm, which is almost a fourfold increase from the 1.5 billion connections at the end of 2022.
The figure is expected to hit two billion 5G connections in 2023, the report stated, backing up recent Ericsson estimates which claimed that global 5G subscriptions hit one billion at the end of the year 2022, with 136 million subscriptions being added in Q4 of 2022 alone.
Omdia states that 455 million new 5G connections were added around the globe in 2022, thus equaling 14% sequential quarterly growth which is from 922 million in Q3 to 1.05 billion in Q4.
North America Pushing the Adoption of 5G
119 million 5G connections of that number were in North America alone, as well as in addition to its 507 million LTE connections. Omdia in total expects some 215 million 5G connections to come from the continent alone this very year, as the sale of 5G-powered phones continues to be on the rise.
“5G is growing remarkably and scaling faster than any other previous generation of mobile wireless,” the president of 5G Americas, Chris Pearson commented. “While deployments and connections are added at a significant pace, the promise of 5G will be realized by technological progress in areas like standalone architecture and network slicing for new use cases.”
What the Principal Analyst at Omdia Has To Say About the Survey
For Kristin Paulin, on the other hand, the principal analyst at Omdia, telecom operators are reportedly driving the adoption of 5G with lower prices as well as the promotions of smartphones, “including some free smartphone deals”. “This is helping to drive 5G adoptions as there is wide 5G coverage in North America, making it likely to be in a 5G service area,” she stated. “The only other thing required is a 5G-eligible plan.”
5G Commercial Networks in the Globe Now Reached 259
Also reported by 5G Americas is that the number of 5G commercial networks in the globe now reached 259, with the industry trade organization expecting 390 by the end of the year 2023. And in two years’ time, by the end of 2025, we might have over 400, it stated.
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