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Ericsson Mobility Report - November 2023

Ericsson Mobility Report

Explore the latest trends, forecasts and analysis from across the mobile industry.

Industry-leading analysis

For over a decade, the Ericsson Mobility Report has shared the latest mobile industry trends and data. Explore the current trends and discover future projections for 5G, mobile data traffic, mobile subscriptions, population coverage, FWA, IoT and more.


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Ericsson Mobility Report November 2023

In the latest edition, we discuss rising 5G mid-band population coverage and the opportunities 5G standalone (SA) is bringing for service providers and enterprises globally. New forecasts exploring RedCap, uplink vs. downlink traffic and sustainability are included, as well as a deep dive into connectivity in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, which is the focus of this edition’s closer look forecast.

1. 6 bn
Global 5G mobile subscriptions are projected to reach 1.6 billion by the end of 2023.
30 %
5G mid-band population coverage outside mainland China has increased from 10 percent in 2022 to around 30 percent at the end of 2023.
56 GB
Global mobile data traffic consumption per smartphone is expected to reach 56 GB per month at the end of 2029.

Ericsson Mobility Calculator

Explore the relationship between the usage of various app types and monthly traffic per subscription with our interactive Mobility Calculator tool.

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Ericsson Mobility Visualizer

With our Mobility Visualizer tool, you can examine the forecast data that underpins the Ericsson Mobility Report in our interactive web application.

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The Ericsson Mobility Report was first published in 2011, and has shared forecast data and expert insights into the telecom industry ever since.

“It’s been exciting to see the industry evolve in the last decade or so, and see first-hand the massive growth of 4G and the arrival of 5G.”

Fredrik Jejdling

Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks
Publisher of Ericsson Mobility Report

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Mobility Report archive

Look back and see how far we’ve come – read all the previous articles and forecasts in the previous editions of the Mobility Report.

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Discover the Mobility report articles where we discuss trends, case studies, service provider opportunities, and the past, present and future of connectivity.

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Regional insights: A closer look

In each edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, we take a closer look at the mobile telecom trends and landscape in a different global region.

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Explore the November edition

What’s included:

  • The latest forecasts examining 5G population coverage, mobile subscriptions, mobile data traffic and more.
  • Articles exploring the 5G SA roll-out in India, indoor 5G coverage, and wireless connectivity in gigafactories and green steel plants.
  • The full list of Ericsson Mobility Report key figures, including regional and global data.


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