11:52 uur 05-03-2020

GSMA: 5G gaat van hype naar realiteit – maar 4G blijft koning

Wereldwijde mobiele economie Gewaardeerd op $ 4,9 miljoen tegen 2025 als 5G stijgt

LONDEN– (BUSINESS WIRE) – 5G heeft het afgelopen jaar veel aandacht gekregen en is nu live op 24 markten wereldwijd, ondersteund door een groeiend assortiment van 5G-apparaten en een groeiend bewustzijn bij consumenten. Volgens de 2020 wereldwijde editie van het vlaggenschip ‘Mobile Economy’ van de GSMA, hadden 46 exploitanten in 24 markten uiterlijk op 30 januari 2020 commercieel beschikbare 5G-netwerken gelanceerd. Naar verwachting zal één op de vijf mobiele verbindingen tegen 20251 op 5G-netwerken werken.

“De wereldwijde investeringsvoorspelling van de mobiele operator zal de komende jaren meer dan een triljoen dollar bedragen, gericht op het uitrollen van geavanceerde netwerken om zowel consumenten als zakelijke klanten te bedienen”, aldus Mats Granryd, directeur-generaal van de GSMA. “In de afgelopen 12 maanden hebben we de 5G‘ hype ’zien plaatsmaken voor de realiteit: miljoenen consumenten migreren al naar 5G, terwijl bedrijven beginnen met het omarmen van 5G-netwerksegmentering, edge computing en low-latency-services.”

GSMA: 5G Moves From Hype to Reality – But 4G Still King

Global Mobile Economy Valued at $4.9 Trillion by 2025 as 5G Ramps Up

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 5G has gained significant traction over the past year and is now live in 24 markets worldwide, supported by an expanding roster of 5G devices and growing awareness among consumers. According to the 2020 global edition of the GSMA’s flagship ‘Mobile Economy’ report series, 46 operators in 24 markets had launched commercially available 5G networks by 30 January 2020. One in five mobile connections is forecast to be running on 5G networks by 20251.

“The mobile operator worldwide investment forecast will be more than a trillion dollars over the coming years, focused on rolling out advanced networks to serve both consumer and enterprise customers,” said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. “Over the last 12 months we have seen the 5G ‘hype’ make way for reality: millions of consumers are already migrating to 5G, while enterprises are beginning to embrace 5G-enabled network slicing, edge computing and low-latency services.”

The new report reveals that:

5G has arrived – but 4G is still king: 4G was the world’s dominant mobile technology last year, supporting more than half (52 per cent) of global connections. Despite the emergence of 5G, 4G will continue to grow over the coming years, increasing to account for 56 per cent of connections by 2025.

The industry is investing heavily in 5G: Mobile operators are expected to spend $1.1 trillion worldwide between 2020 and 2025 in mobile CAPEX, roughly 80 per cent of which will be on 5G networks.

The smartphone is becoming ubiquitous: Smartphones are forecast to account for four of every five connections by 2025, up from 65 per cent in 2019.

IoT will be an integral part of the 5G era: Between 2019 and 2025, the number of global IoT connections will more than double to almost 25 billion, while global IoT revenue will more than triple to $1.1 trillion.

Subscriber growth is slowing, but the industry still has people to connect: The number of unique mobile subscribers2 at the end of last year stood at 5.2 billion (67 per cent of the population) and is forecast to grow to 5.8 billion by 2025 (70 per cent).

Half the planet connected to the mobile internet: Almost half of the global population (3.8 billion people) are now mobile internet users, forecast to reach 61 per cent (5 billion) by 2025.

5G to add $2.2 trillion to the global economy over next 14 Years

According to today’s report, mobile technologies and services generated 4.7 per cent of GDP globally last year, a contribution that amounted to $4.1 trillion of economic value added3. This contribution is forecast to grow to $4.9 trillion (4.9 per cent of GDP) by 2024 as countries around the globe increasingly benefit from the improvements in productivity and efficiency brought about by increased take-up of mobile services. The mobile ecosystem also supported more than 30 million jobs in 2019 (directly and indirectly). It made a substantial contribution to the funding of the public sector, with $490 billion raised through general taxation.

5G is forecast to contribute $2.2 trillion to the global economy by 2034, with key industries such as manufacturing, utilities, and professional and financial services benefitting the most from the new technology.

The new report ‘The Mobile Economy 2020’ is authored by GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA. To access the full report and related infographics, please visit: www.gsma.com/mobileeconomy/.

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA


1 It is forecast that there will be 8.8 billion SIM connections by 2025, excluding cellular IoT, up from 8.0 billion in 2019 Connections totals exclude cellular IoT connections.

2 A unique mobile subscriber represents an individual that can account for multiple SIM connections

3 GDP contribution comprises mobile operators (0.7% of GDP); related industries (0.5%); indirect contribution (0.5%); and productivity improvements (2.9%).


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