Ericsson is a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company offers services, software and infrastructure in information and communications technology (ICT) for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation. Ericsson had 35% market share in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market in 2012.
“The only way we are going to get to a 5G world is through the cultivation of use cases that expand our understanding of what 5G technology can do, as well as provide real value to consumers and enterprises,” said Ewaldsson.Ericsson forecasts threefold growth in mobile broadband subscriptions in Middle East and Africa between 2016 and 2022.The company has predicted that, over the forecast period, the Middle East and Africa will dramatically shift from a region with a majority of GSM/EDGE-only subscriptions, to a region where 80% of the subscriptions will be WCDMA/HSPA, LTE and 5G. Coverage by 5G will commence, according to Ericsson, in metropolitan and urban areas.The company’s sub-saharan mobility report which was issued in November 2016 anticipates mobile data traffic growth of around 55 percent annually in Africa in the six years leading up to 2022.
“Mobile traffic growth in sub-saharan africa will remain strong in the next few years, driven by increasing mobile subscriptions, wider network coverage and the continued reduction in prices of both devices and services offered,” according to the report.”
Africa is on the wait for the moment promised by Ericsson, the continent is now developing and Fast communication will be a major factor.
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