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Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G almost topped 700 million global subscriptions in Q2, 2022

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About 70 million new 5G subscriptions were added globally during the second financial quarter (April, May, June) of 2022, the latest update to the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals.

Aug 30, 2022
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The additions brought the total number of 5G subscriptions globally to 690 million as of the end of the second quarter, 2022.

The short three-page Q2 2022 analysis is an update to the main Ericsson Mobility Report, published in June 2022, which included retrospective statistics up to, and including, the first financial quarter of 2022.

Among other statistics, the Q2 2022 update also reports:

  • There were about 8.3 billion mobile subscriptions at the close of Q2, 2022
  • There were about 6.1 billion unique mobile subscribers at the close of Q2, 2022
  • Mobile broadband accounts for about 86 percent of all mobile subscriptions
  • 218 communications service providers had launched commercial 5G services
  • 24 communications service providers had launched 5G standalone (SA) networks
  • Mobile network data traffic grew 39 percent between Q2 2021 and Q2 2022
  • Total monthly global mobile network data traffic reached 100 EB (exabytes).

The Q2 2022 update includes charts and diagrams outlining the regional mobile subscription penetration, the total and net mobile subscription additions, and global mobile network data traffic and year-on-year growth.