India to see 500 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2027: report
5G technology will account for around 39% of mobile subscriptions in India by the end of 2027, estimated at around 500 million subscriptions, according to a new report from Ericsson on Tuesday.
The number of smartphone subscriptions is expected to reach 810 million by the end of 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7%, reaching more than 1.2 billion by 2027 in the country, according to the giant’s mobility report. Swedish telecommunications Ericsson.
Average smartphone traffic in the region of India is second in the world and is expected to reach around 50 GB per month in 2027.
“Total mobile data traffic in India has increased from 9.4 EB (exabyte) per month in 2020 to 12 EB per month in 2021 and is expected to increase more than 4 times to reach 49 EB per month in 2027,” according to the report.
According to Nitin Bansal, head of Ericsson India and head of network solutions for Southeast Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson, 5G will serve as a socio-economic multiplier for the country.
“We are preparing communications service providers for a seamless introduction of 5G in the country based on our experience of global deployment, our innovative and competitive 5G portfolio as well as the 5G trials that we are conducting with Indian operators to present the possibilities of 5G, ”Bansal said in a statement.
In the Indian region, 4G is expected to remain the dominant technology in 2027, but 4G subscriptions are expected to drop from 790 million in 2021 to 710 million in 2027, an average annual decline of 2%.
Reliance on mobile networks to stay connected and work from home has contributed to the increase in average smartphone traffic to 18.4 GB per month in 2021, up from 16.1 GB per month in 2020.
Average smartphone traffic in the region of India is second in the world and is expected to reach around 50 GB per month in 2027, according to the report.
Ericsson recently conducted 5G trials with Airtel and Vi, where it demonstrated improved mobile broadband and fixed wireless access (FWA) use cases with 5G.
Globally, mobile data traffic has increased almost 300 times since 2011, the report notes.
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