5G to account for 14%, 4G to control 53% connections: GSMA

5G forecast by GSMAGSMA said two-thirds of the world’s mobile connections will be running on 4G and 5G networks by 2025.

4G will account for 53 percent of global mobile connections by 2025 against 29 percent in 2017.

5G networks will account for 14 percent by 2025, following the launch of the first 5G networks this year.

4G vs 5G in 2025

Global 58% – 13%
Asia Pacific 58% – 10%
Europe 49% – 31%
Latin America – 66% – 7%
MENA – 51% – 6%
North America – 49% – 3%
Africa – 29% – 3%

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4G will become the world’s leading mobile network technology by next year and to account for 53 percent of global connections by 2025.

Mobile operators will be investing in new 5G networks. The first 5G launch will happen in North America and major markets across Asia and Europe. 5G connections will reach 1.2 billion by 2025, accounting for 14 percent of the total connections.
Mobile Capex forecast by GSMAGrowth in the IoT will be driven by new uses cases for smart homes, cities, buildings and enterprises.

The number of IoT connections — cellular and non-cellular — will increase more than 3-fold between 2017 and 2025, reaching 25 billion.

23 mobile operators have commercially launched 41 Mobile IoT networks worldwide across using the NB-IoT and LTE-M standards.
Mobile revenue forecast by GSMAUnique mobile subscriber-base will be reaching 5.9 billion subscribers – equivalent to 71 percent of the world’s expected population by 2025.

Mobile subscriber growth will be driven by developing countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and Pakistan, as well as markets across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

5 billion subscribers will be using their mobile phones to access the internet by 2025 against 3.3 billion in 2017.


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