In 2019, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America’s leading communications service providers have moved onto their 5G networks. Since its release in April 2019, South Korea has already seen a big 5G uptake as it was the first country to adopt it. By the end of September 2019, the country’s services providers collectively recorded over three million subscriptions. The release of the service in China in late October also brought an upgrade from 10 million to 13 million of the subscribers expected by the end of 2019.
To that point, Ericsson a leading service provider claims that over the next six years the global 5G subscriptions, powered by a sustained momentum and a rapidly developing eco-system, would rise to 2.6 billion overall. It is estimated that by the end of 2025, 5G will cover up to 65% of the world’s population and manage 45% of world mobile data traffic.
5G is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or at least augment, your 4G LTE connection. With the service, you will see exponentially faster download and upload speeds. Latency, or the time it takes devices to communicate with the wireless networks, will also drastically decrease.