Ericsson expects the rapid growth in the field of mobile communications to continue, with expectations of eight times the mobile data movement by 2022.
A report issued by Ericsson on mobile data expected an addition of about 2.6 billion new subscribers to mobile data, with the rate of one new person each day over the next six years.
The report showed that mobile data has witnessed noticeable annual growth since 2013 as a result of the major growth witnessed by India and the growing need for mobile data on a global level.
The increase in the number of smart phone users and easy access to the internet is one of the main reasons behind the increase.
By 2022, mobile data movement is expected to increase by nine times the current rate, to reach 66 exabytes per month.
The report explained that there is an increase in the movement of mobile data in mobile networks by 70% during the period extending from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017.
According to the report, the 4G LTE technology will be the most spread in terms of access rates on the internet amongst users, where, thanks to this technology, the speed of connections will be unprecedented. LTE needed five years to cover the needs of 2.5 billion persons, compared to eight years needed by the WCDMA/HSPA technology, or the third generation. The first quarter of this year witnessed the addition of 250 million subscribers to the LTE network.
Subscribers of the 5th generation network are expected to reach 500 million in 2022, excluding the devices of the Internet of Things. The 5th generation technology is expected to cover the needs of nearly 15% of the world population.