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Ericsson increases 2020 forecast for global 5G subscriptions in latest report

The June 2020 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report proved to be somewhat unique as it included an evaluation of how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the communications industry. The report concluded that the past few months have seen “a rapid shift of network traffic from business to residential areas” and “that mobile and fixed networks are increasingly playing a bigger part of critical national infrastructure.”

Despite the unexpected events of 2020, however, 5G deployment and adoption is still strong, with 190 million 5G subscriptions forecast by end of 2020, and 2.8 billion by the end of 2025, according to Ericsson. The report results actually encouraged Ericsson to increase its year-end 2020 forecast for global 5G subscriptions.

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