“North America and North East Asia are expected to lead the 5G uptake. In North America, 5G subscriptions are forecast to account for 55 per cent of mobile subscriptions by the end of 2024. In North East Asia, the corresponding forecast figure is more than 43 per cent,” said the report released on Tuesday.
“Increased data-traffic-per-smartphone in North East Asia – mainly in China – has pushed the global figure notably higher. With a traffic growth per smartphone of around 140 per cent between end 2017 and end 2018, the region has the second highest data traffic per smartphone at 7.3 gigabytes per month. This is comparable to streaming HD video for around 10 hours per month,” it said.