North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years with nine-of-every-ten subscriptions in the region expected to be 5G in 2027. The forecast is contained in the June 2022 Ericsson Mobility Report, which also predicts that current global 5G subscriptions will pass the one billion milestone by the end of 2022. 5G is also forecast to account for almost half of all subscriptions by 2027, topping 4.4 billion subscriptions. The report reveals that global mobile network data traffic doubled in the past two years.
Ericsson Mobility Report: fixed broadband usage increased an average of 2.5 hours a day during COVID-19
The Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2020 found that fixed broadband usage increased an average of two and a half hours a day, while COVID-19 mobile usage, on average, increased about one hour per day. As people spent more time online at home, network traffic loads shifted geographically from city centers and office areas to suburban residential areas. In markets with limited penetration of fixed residential networks, the mobile data demand increase was especially high. Other key findings: