Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Success of 5G to be measured in number of use cases, rather than on coverage

5G accesses were around 660 million by the end of 2021, according to Ericsson Mobility Report, and it is estimated that 49% of mobile subscriptions will be fifth generation by 2027. Other figures present a similar picture: CCS Insight estimated some 637 million connections for last year, and foresees 1.340 billion by 2022. Some 10,000 projects worldwide are already exploring 5G B2B applications, the so-called "5GtoB".

Some 10,000 projects worldwide are already exploring 5G B2B applications, the so-called "5GtoB", with leading sectors of the economy such as manufacturing, mining and ports. Indeed, as Asian vendors and operators states - a region that leads in the adoption of the new technological generation - it will be the volume of use cases that determines the success of 5G, above the number of accesses or coverage percentages.

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