RIYADH: The telecommunication company Ericsson revealed an almost 300-fold increase in mobile data traffic over the past ten years in its November mobility report.
The report examines the key trends that shaped the last decade and reveals its forecasts toward 2027.
Mobile network data traffic increased by 42 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021.
5G mobile is expected to reach around 660 million subscriptions by the end of 2021, with a stronger demand in China and North America due to declining prices of compatible devices.
The forecasts show that 5G is predicted to amount to around 50 percent of global mobile subscriptions by 2027, carrying 62 percent of the worldwide smartphone traffic.
“When we look ahead to 2027, mobile networks will be more integral than ever to how we interact, live and work,” Ericsson’s Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Fredrik Jejdling said.
“Our latest Ericsson Mobility Report shows that the pace of change is accelerating, with technology playing a crucial role,” he added.