In a new report Ericsson predicts that North America will lead the world in 5G connections by 2022, with the region accounting for 25% of the forecast 550 million 5G connections worldwide. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the second fastest in terms of 5G subscription growth, accounting for 10% of 5G connections by 2022.
As one of the world’s largest telecom devices vendors, it’s probably no surprise Ericsson is boastful on the potential of “5G” technology, with the vendor on board with expectations North America will lead the world in early adoption of the new wireless standard.
Ericsson itself recently released equipment tapping into plans for the so-called 5G “new radio” standard and expected need for expanded multiple-input/multiple-output antenna support. The vendor said its AIR 6468 equipment moves to commercialize NR equipment with massive MIMO support in a package that also supports advanced LTE technology.
In the United States, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US, Sprint and U.S. Cellular have announced trials of various technology and spectrum bands expected to be included in the eventual 5G standard, with similar announcements coming from Canadian operators Telus and Bell Canada.
- 5G will accelerate the digital transformation in many industries.
- Ericsson recently released equipment tapping into plans for the so-called 5G “new radio” standard.
- In terms of “connected devices,” Ericsson predicts there will be 29 billion units across the world in 2022.
“A number of telecom operators across North America are currently trialing early versions of 5G technology in hopes of beginning commercial deployments as early as next year.”