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5G Subscribers March 2023 update

5G Subscribers March 2023

5G Subscriber Growth

By the end of 2022, there were 1.15 billion 5G subscribers, a rise of over 530 million from 619 million a year earlier. This translates to 85.9% year-on-year growth. 5G subscriptions now account for 10.7% of all global mobile subscriptions, a percentage that is forecast to grow to 16% by the end of 2023 with 1.77 billion subscribers.

Forecast for Subscriptions

According to its latest figures, CCS Insight forecasts there will be 13.57 billion mobile subscriptions globally by the end of 2026.

Forecast for New Phones

Between 2022 and 2026, the share of GSM technology in new mobile phones will fall from 6.5% to 3.4%, and the share represented by W-CDMA/WCDMA-HSPA will drop from 4.7% to just 0.74%. Likewise, LTE, the dominant technology for new mobile devices for over a decade, will also see a decline over the next four to five years, with its share slipping from 44.6% to 20.3%. 5G will continue to make headway between 2022 and 2026, as its market share for new mobile devices grows from 44% to 75.4%, overtaking its predecessor LTE by the end of 2023, with 51.9% and 41.4% respectively.

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Mobile industry research is the backbone of GSA activity and covers topics from devices, chipsets and technology, to networks, features and spectrum.

The GSA research team is constantly following market dynamics and activity to ensure the latest data is available to GSA users via the GSA website.

Data is updated monthly and quarterly and can be referenced by users who register for free on the GSA website and download multiple reports, charts and videos of webinars. GSA welcomes any contributions on industry data from mobile operators, vendors and suppliers what want to ensure accurate industry data is shared globally.

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GSA reports are based on extensive data contained in the GSA GAMBoD databases, which is a resource available to GSA members and associates. Companies and policy makers can subscribe, as a GSA associate, to gain access to GSA databases and member reports for additional insights into the source data behind reports, which can be used for their own research purposes.

Discounted annual subscription are available to regulators, government agencies and licensed mobile operators.

Please email info@gsacom.com for more information.

 

5G Subscribers March 2023

5G Subscriber Growth

By the end of 2022, there were 1.15 billion 5G subscribers, a rise of over 530 million from 619 million a year earlier. This translates to 85.9% year-on-year growth. 5G subscriptions now account for 10.7% of all global mobile subscriptions, a percentage that is forecast to grow to 16% by the end of 2023 with 1.77 billion subscribers.

Forecast for Subscriptions

According to its latest figures, CCS Insight forecasts there will be 13.57 billion mobile subscriptions globally by the end of 2026.

Forecast for New Phones

Between 2022 and 2026, the share of GSM technology in new mobile phones will fall from 6.5% to 3.4%, and the share represented by W-CDMA/WCDMA-HSPA will drop from 4.7% to just 0.74%. Likewise, LTE, the dominant technology for new mobile devices for over a decade, will also see a decline over the next four to five years, with its share slipping from 44.6% to 20.3%. 5G will continue to make headway between 2022 and 2026, as its market share for new mobile devices grows from 44% to 75.4%, overtaking its predecessor LTE by the end of 2023, with 51.9% and 41.4% respectively.

5G Subscribers March 2023

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5G Subscribers March 2023

© GSA 2023

https://gsacom.com

GSA Research

Mobile industry research is the backbone of GSA activity and covers topics from devices, chipsets and technology, to networks, features and spectrum.

The GSA research team is constantly following market dynamics and activity to ensure the latest data is available to GSA users via the GSA website.

Data is updated monthly and quarterly and can be referenced by users who register for free on the GSA website and download multiple reports, charts and videos of webinars. GSA welcomes any contributions on industry data from mobile operators, vendors and suppliers what want to ensure accurate industry data is shared globally.

GSA GAMBoD Database

GSA reports are based on extensive data contained in the GSA GAMBoD databases, which is a resource available to GSA members and associates. Companies and policy makers can subscribe, as a GSA associate, to gain access to GSA databases and member reports for additional insights into the source data behind reports, which can be used for their own research purposes.

Discounted annual subscription are available to regulators, government agencies and licensed mobile operators.

Please email info@gsacom.com for more information.

 

5G Subscribers March 2023 update
Date: 6th Mar 2023
Type: GSA Report
Technology: 5G
Originator: GSA

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