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Ericsson highlights 5G potential in emerging markets

November 28, 2022

The deployment of 5G technology could trigger a number of economic benefits for certain emerging markets, according to a new Ericsson-commissioned study by Analysys Mason.

The study noted that emerging markets could benefit from GDP growth between 0.3 and 0.46% through 2035, with an estimated three-to-seven-fold cost-to-benefit ratio.

The countries observed in the study included Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.

Called the Future Value of Mobile in Emerging Markets, the report examines the impact of multiple 5G spectrum deployment options to facilitate enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access (FWA) across consumer, industry, logistics, rural and public services clusters, and spanning several business case options, including verticals.

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