Ericsson says a billion people will have access to 5G by end of 2020 5G

Ericsson is now even more optimistic about 5G adoption, predicting that next-generation networks will cover one billion people by the end of the year, attracting 220 million subscriptions.

The Swedish network equipment vendor says that subscriber numbers alone will not measure the success of 5G, noting that new applications such as IoT will transform businesses, public services, and entertainment, but the positive figures are a major vote of confidence in the technology.