Mobile Connectivity and its Mighty Effect on Global Economic Growth

I always look forward to reading Ericsson’s Mobility Report each time it’s updated. The data in the most recent report inspired me to write about mobile connectivity and its effect on global economic growth once again.

In addition to the updated information about 5G, I was thrilled to see the increased mobile subscriptions (especially in underdeveloped countries) in this newest report. Increased connectivity is life-changing.

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By the end of 2025, we expect 5G to have 2.6 billion subscriptions covering up to 65 percent of the world’s population and generating 45 percent of the world’s total mobile data traffic, making it the fastest developing mobile communication technology to have ever been rolled out on a global scale.

If 5G’s impact on businesses worldwide has the same effect that we saw with the introduction of 2G, 3G and 4G, we should expect an increase in GDP globally.

This is all great info, but to me, the most exciting data in Ericsson’s Mobility Report is not about 5G. It’s about mobile connectivity, and I’d like to talk about it in the context of the digital divide.

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Final Thoughts

The digital divide is still prevalent. In the past several years, experts have said the gap will continue to get larger as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

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Diana Adams

Diana Adams

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