Which country is dominating the number of 5G subscribers in the world?

ABI Research, a global market strategy consulting firm, has just released data showing that China, the US, Japan and South Korea are dominating the number of 5G subscribers worldwide.

Accordingly, the number of 5G subscribers globally will reach 507 million by the end of 2021, up from 264 million at the end of 2020. Of which, China is accounting for more than two-thirds of the total number of 5G subscribers worldwide thanks to huge investment by mobile operator China Mobile and other operators.

The US is the second country in terms of 5G subscribers with more than 50 million subscribers, followed by top markets such as Japan and South Korea.

Which country is dominating the number of 5G subscribers in the world?

According to ABI Research’s forecast, the 5G market will reach 2.6 billion subscribers and contribute about $942 billion to the revenue of mobile operators worldwide by 2026.

The Global Mobile Operators Association (GSMA) said that mobile operators in North America will invest $300 billion in their networks between 2020 and 2025, of which 98% will spend. exclusively for 5G development.

Expanding 5G coverage, investing in open radio access networks (Open RAN), network virtualization and security are among the top priorities for mobile operators, according to GSMA.

Meanwhile, the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast says that 5G will account for 38.8% of total mobile connections and 41.3% of total mobile spending by the end of the forecast period in 2018. 2025. Worldwide spending on telecommunications and pay TV services is forecast to reach $1.5 trillion in 2021, up 1% from 2020.

Along with the rollout of 5G networks, the world’s major mobile operators are implementing strategies to drive 5G adoption and increase revenue. For example, US mobile operator Verizon has launched a 5G upgrade campaign, a promotion aimed at encouraging its customers to upgrade to 5G equipment.

China’s largest mobile operator, China Mobile, has also launched a new set of apps such as 4K streaming and cloud-based 5G gaming to boost its 5G user base and revenue. As the 5G user base continues to grow, some operators have seen an improvement in average revenue per user (ARPU) in recent quarters.

Similarly, the rollout of 5G networks for verticals such as healthcare, automotive and smart transportation, industrial applications, etc., is expected to drive mobile operator revenue over the years. next.

Mobile traffic, driven primarily by the need to stay connected during the pandemic, has grown by nearly 60%, surpassing 591 exabytes in 2020.

“The increasing use of mobile networks to access video content, digital payments, online retail and video conferencing has been contributing to traffic growth. The ongoing 5G rollout will drive adoption of higher data plans as well as the use of data-intensive applications such as video streaming and gaming to drive mobile traffic growth.” , said Khin Sandi Lynn, analyst at ABI Research.

ABI Research forecasts that mobile traffic will increase more than 5 times by 2026 compared to 2020, of which more than half of mobile traffic will be generated by 5G networks.

While video adoption is one of the key drivers of higher-speed connectivity, the ability to combine 5G mobile plans with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)-based services. for education, healthcare and social networking can boost the business potential of 5G in the consumer market.

Phan Van Hoa(according to Telecomlead)

About to license 4G and 5G frequencies for carriers

About to license 4G and 5G frequencies to carriers

The decree on frequency auction will be signed in the fourth quarter of 2021 for the Ministry of Information and Communications to grant 4G and 5G frequencies to carriers.


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