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5G on a Roll, Cellular IoT Deployments Ramping Up - Ericsson Mobility Report

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mr Denis Brunetti, President of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos and Co-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report.

The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China. New massive IoT cellular technologies such as NB-IoT and Cat-M1 are fueling this growth, giving service providers opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance customer value.

Mobile operators have launched more than 60 cellular IoT networks worldwide using these technologies over the same underlying LTE network to support a diverse range of use cases. In North America, these cases are centered on logistics and fleet management while in China it is smart cities and smart agriculture.

Globally, major 5G deployments are expected from 2020. Ericsson forecasts over 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2023, accounting for around 12 percent of all mobile subscriptions.

Mobile data traffic is estimated to surge by eight times during the forecast period to reach close to 107 exabytes (EB) per month–a figure that is equal to every mobile subscriber worldwide streaming full HD video for 10 hours. By 2023, more than 20 percent of mobile data traffic worldwide is expected to be carried by 5G networks. This is 1.5 times more than the total 4G/3G/2G traffic today.

Vietnam Update:
Speaking on the topic of Industry digitalization and the role ‘Industry 4.0 ‘will play, states Denis Brunetti, President of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos and Co-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.” The concept of ‘Industry 4.0’ is going to change the way Vietnam manufactures and designs products. Driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity, artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to completely digitize the manufacturing sector.” He urges Vietnam to accelerate its adoption of the 4th Industrial revolution.

Secure Nationwide 4G & 5G IoT networks are the cornerstone and foundation for a thriving Smart City since this advanced ICT network capability will fuel and drive the digital transformation journey. “We firmly believe that countries that enable early movers to 5G will have a competitive advantage on the global market, as their industries will be able to accelerate their digital transformation. Industries that will benefit the most from 5G are those that can leverage on the high speeds, ultra-low latency or ultra-high reliability that 5G can provide – to create innovative products or services, provide better service, increase efficiency, or improve safety.

2018 is the year 5G networks go commercial as well as for large-scale deployments of cellular IoT. These technologies promise new capabilities that will impact people’s lives and transform industries. “This change will only come about through the combined efforts of industry players and regulators aligning on the spectrum, standards, and technology.” states Denis Brunetti.

Ericsson’s 5G Business Potential report estimates that for Vietnam there will be an anticipated additional USD 3.17 Billion revenue opportunity for telecom operators addressing industry digitalization with 5G technology. The largest opportunity for operator-addressable 5G-related revenues will be in the manufacturing and energy and utilities sectors.” 4G is the foundation of 5G, and operators in Vietnam need to make sure their 4G networks are in shape and 5G ready. The combination of our expanded radio portfolio and 5G support for radios already deployed in the field will support a smooth evolution from 4G to 5G for Vietnamese operators.” states Denis.

The first use case for 5G is expected to be enhanced mobile broadband. In South east Asia data traffic per month is estimated to grow 9 times from 1.3 EB in 2017 to 12 EB in 2023. LTE share of mobile subscriptions will grow from 17% in 2017 to 52% in 2023.

“Collaboration, Simplicity, Innovation, Education and Security are key ingredients to driving sustainable Smart Cities across Vietnam, and as we celebrate our 25year anniversary in Vietnam, Ericsson is proud to be an active strategic partner to the Vietnam government and operators through this journey” states Denis Brunetti.


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