5G will support more than 10 percent of mobile connections by 2023. The average 5G speed will be 575 megabits per second, or 13 times faster than the average mobile connection, according to the new Cisco Annual Internet Report.
5G will deliver more dynamic mobile infrastructures for AI and emerging IoT applications including autonomous cars, smart cities, connected health, immersive video and more.
Social networking, video streaming and downloads, business productivity, e-commerce and gaming will drive the continued growth of mobile applications with nearly 300 billion downloaded by 2023.
“What we are seeing from our research is a continuous rise in internet users, devices, connections, and more demand on the network than we could have imagined,” said Roland Acra, chief technology officer at Cisco.
Cisco Annual Internet Report Highlights (2018 – 2023)
More than 70 percent of the global population (5.7 billion people) will have mobile connectivity (2G, 3G, 4G or 5G). 66 percent of the global population (5.3 billion people) will be internet users.
There will be 3.6 networked devices/connections per person and nearly 10 devices and connections per household. Nearly half (47 percent) of all devices and connections will be video capable. Machine-to-machine (M2M) connections that support a broad range of IoT applications will represent about 50 percent (14.7 billion) of total global devices and connections.
45 percent of all networked devices will be mobile-connected (3G and below, 4G, 5G or Low Power Wide Area [LPWA]) and 55 percent will be wired or connected over Wi-Fi.
Global 5G connections will be 10.6 percent of total mobile connections, compared to 0.0 percent in 2018.
By 2023, global LPWA connections will be 14.4 percent of total mobile connections, compared to 2.5 percent in 2018.
Global Wi-Fi hotspots will grow four-fold from 2018 to 2023. There will be nearly 628 million global public Wi-Fi hotspots, up from 169 million in 2018.
Global Wi-Fi6 hotspots will grow 13-fold from 2020 to 2023 and will be 11 percent of all public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Global network performance projections (mobile, Wi-Fi, and fixed broadband) by 2023
Average global mobile connection speeds will more than triple from 13 Mbps (2018) to 44 Mbps (2023).
Average global Wi-Fi connection speeds will more than triple from 30 Mbps (2018) to 92 Mbps (2023).
Average global fixed broadband speeds will more than double from 46 Mbps (2018) to 110 Mbps (2023).
The frequency of DDoS attacks increased by 39 percent. Globally, the peak attack size increased 63 percent.
The average DDoS attack size is 1 Gbps (23 percent of attacks are greater than 1 Gbps); there has been 776 percent growth in attacks between 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps.