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India to have 150 million 5G smartphone subscriptions by 2021: Ericsson report

The Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that Mainland China will overtake US as the world's largest LTE market by the year end

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Ericsson has launched the latest edition of its Mobility Report which says that India will witness close to 150 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2021.

Ericsson has launched the latest edition of its Mobility Report which says that India will witness close to 150 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2021. It has also predicted that Mainland China will be the largest LTE market in the world.

The report throws light on what the social networking pattern of users in 2015 as compared to 2012 will be. It states that 15 per cent of mobile data traffic came from social networking in 2015, almost 14x more than that in 2012.

Further, according to the report; video accounted for around 50 per cent mobile data traffic in 2015 and is expected to rise to almost 70 per cent by 2021 growing at a rate of 55 per cent annually.

The Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that Mainland China will overtake US as the world’s largest LTE market with close to 350 million subscriptions by the end of 2015. This will account for nearly 35 per cent of world’s total LTE subscriptions. The same is expected to reach to about 1.2 billion subscriptions by 2021.

Other observations of the report includes double the number of mobile subscriptions in Africa in the last five years as the country is expected to have 1 billion subscribers by the end of this year.

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The total emmission reduction by ICT could be up to 10 gigatonnes of CO2e, representing about 15 per cent global GHG emmissions in 2030, according to the Ericsson report. It also pointed out that this is more than the current carbon footprint of the US and EU combined.