Ericsson June 2020 Mobile Report Explores Early Use Cases of 5G Post COVID-19, Amongst Others

Date : 25-Jun-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


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Key Takeaways:
  • 190 million 5G subscriptions forecast by end of 2020; 2.8 billion by the end of 2025
  • Digital infrastructure critical to meeting communication needs in times of crisis.
  • 5G will account for 20 per cent of all mobile subscriptions in South east Asia and Oceania by 2025.
  • Download the June 2020 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
  • The report also includes forecasts on data traffic growth, regional subscriptions plus insights into cloud-based gaming as well as in-depth articles on private dedicated networks and Verizon’s millimeter wave strategy for targeted metropolitan areas.
  • Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson,said,the COVID-19 which triggered work-from-home culture has led to a rapid shift of network traffic from business to residential areas; increasingly, the consumer mobile and and fixed networks have now joined the rank of national critical infrastructure.
  • Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,said, the early phases of 5G rollout in Malaysia is expected in the area of enhancement of network capacity, speed and quality in metropolitan areas. Usage will grow over time when innovations such as IOI creep in the area of healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and energy/utilities.
  • 5G subscription growth in some markets has slowed as a result of the pandemic, nonetheless, COVID-19 has highlighted the true value of connectivity and the role it can play in restarting economies.
  • Since COVID-19, fixed residential networks has experienced a 20-100 percent growth.
  • In a recent study conducted by Ericsson Consumer Lab, 83 percent of the respondents from 11 countries claim that ICT helped them a lot to cope with the lockdown.
  • 57 percent say they will save money for financial security, one-third plan to invest in 5G and an improved broadband at home to be better prepared for a potential second wave of COVID-19.
  • Ericsson now has more than 93 commercial 5G agreements or contracts with unique communication service providers, of which 40 are live networks.
  • Sabah student stays overnight in tree to get better Internet connection for online university exams
Editor's Comments:
  • Before COVID-19, 5G was amongst top tech trends; since COVID-19, 5G projects slowed down due to lockdown and other restrictions on work.
  • One immediate use case of 5G would be the enhancement of Internet connectivity of rural areas where fixed networks couldn't reached.

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