Digit of the day: How many people will be living in 5G coverage by the end of 2020?


billion people will live in 5G coverage by the end of 2020

The experts released the Ericsson Mobility Report, in

which says that by the end of 2020, more than a billion people will live in the 5G network coverage area. The number of connections will be 220 million worldwide.

Experts have forecasts for 5Goptimistic: they predict that in 2026, 4 out of 10 connections worldwide will be on fifth-generation networks. By that time, 60% of the world's population will already live in the 5G coverage area.

There are now 106 commercial5G networks (there are none in Russia). Most of the growth is observed in China. There, the fifth generation networks account for 11 percent of all connections. North America is in second place.

Experts also predicted that the power of 5G will increasingly be used in cloud gaming.