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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Ericsson's Mobility Report foresees that 11% of Latin American mobile subscriptions in 2025 will be 5G

The Swedish company says that 69% of mobile subscriptions will be LTE in 2025. Globally, 2019 closed with 8 billion mobile users and 50 commercial launches of 5G worldwide.

Ericsson accounted for around 8 billion mobile subscriptions in the third quarter of 2019, with 3% year-on-year growth. Mobile broadband closed the same quarter last year with 120 million new users, with a growth of 10% year-over-year and totaling 6.2 billion so far. LTE subscriptions increased 190 million in the same period and reached a total of 4.2 billion.

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