What you need to know
- 5G is expected to cover over a billion people by the end of 2020.
- Subscriptions for 5G is expected to top 2.8 billion by 2025.
Reported by CNET, 5G is rolling out faster than 4G or 3G before it. In fact, a report from Ericcson says that 5G coverage may reach over a billion people by the end of 2020.
According to the report, 5G is expected to cover 60% of the global population by 2026.
Ericsson believes that there will be 218 million 5G subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2020 which Patrick Cerwall, head of strategic marketing insights at Ericsson, says will drive to upwards of 2.8 billion by 2025.
While the 5G rollout was dampened by the pandemic, the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup brought 5G into the mainstream and propelled adoption for many new customers to the technology.
Apple has brought 5G to the iPhone for the first time with the iPhone 12 lineup. The phones support both sub-6GHz 5G and mmWave for models in the United States.
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