Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson released new forecast information on May 11th, due to the impact of this global new corona virus outbreak, it is expected that by 2025, global 5G users will increase from the previously predicted 2.6 billion to about 2.8 billion.
In the epidemic, the telecommunications industry is one of the few industries that is still experiencing a surge in demand.
“In the long run, we expect 2.8 billion 5G users in 2025,” said Eric Ericsson’s director of strategic marketing, Patrik Cerwall, during a webinar hosted by the telecommunications equipment manufacturer.
With the advancement of 5G technology, Ericsson is constantly adjusting its own forecasts. In 2018, the company first predicted that by 2024, the world’s 5G communication users will reach 1.5 billion, which is equivalent to one-sixth of the number of global smartphone users. The latest forecast is an increase of 1.3 billion people from this level.
In 2019, known as the first year of global 5G communication, a number of leading countries and operators such as the United States and South Korea first enabled 5G communication. By 2020, more countries and operators began to launch 5G communication services. In March, Japan ’s three major operators launched 5G communication services one by one.
In addition to telecom operators’ base station construction and network opening, in the global smartphone market, the price of 5G communication chips has gradually declined, resulting in the price of 5G smartphones approaching the psychological threshold of the general public.
The industry expects more low-end 5G smartphones to appear this year. In addition, Apple, one of the world’s three largest smartphone giants, will also release the company’s first batch of 5G phones this fall.
It is worth noting that during the new crown epidemic in Europe, the 5G network also faced another threat. Due to the conspiracy theory that “5G communication technology has caused the new crown virus” on the network, many European countries have suffered from 5G mobile base stations. The burning phenomenon is urgently clarified by governments and telecommunication companies in some countries.