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Ericsson Mobility Report

Ericsson Mobility Report

Explore the latest trends, forecasts and analysis from across the telecom industry

Industry-leading analysis

For over a decade, the Ericsson Mobility Report has shared the latest telecom 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.


Ericsson Mobility Report June 2024

Alongside our usual forecasts, in the latest edition we explore the transformational power of 5G with feature articles exploring innovative technologies and the possibilities that come from building high-performing, open, programmable networks. Differentiated connectivity and the advantages of 5G mid-band when it comes to time-to-content and user experience are also in focus. We also explore 5G in the North America region, which is the subject of this edition’s closer look forecast.

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5 .6bn
5G mobile subscriptions are set to reach nearly 5.6 billion in 2029.
40 %
Speed-based tariffs are now offered by 40 percent of FWA service providers.
< 1 .5 s
Measurements from a leading service provider show that 97 percent of all user activities on 5G mid-band achieved a time-to-content of less than 1.5 seconds.

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 from 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

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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 Ericsson Mobility Report.

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Discover the Ericsson 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 telecom trends in a different global region – this time we’re exploring North America.

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Ericsson Mobility Report Business Review edition

What does rising 5G coverage and subscription uptake mean for service provider revenues? In the Business Review edition of the Mobility Report, we explore 5G revenue growth opportunities including:

  • trends and drivers around 5G revenue growth
  • current 5G opportunities in consumer business
  • enterprise 5G opportunities with increasing traction
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