In Q2 2022, 5G reached 690 million subscriptions globally

The additions brought the total number of 5G subscriptions globally to 690 million as of the end of the second quarter, 2022. China accounted for the most net additions during the quarter (+10 million), followed by India (+7 million) and Indonesia (+4 million). Global mobile subscription penetration was 106 percent. 5g internet

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5G subscriptions grew by 70 million during the quarter, lifting the total to 690 million. Meanwhile, 218 communications service providers have launched commercial 5G services and 24 have launched 5G standalone (SA) networks.

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4G subscriptions increased by 77 million to around 5 billion, representing 60 percent of all mobile subscriptions, while WCDMA/HSPA subscriptions declined by 41 million. GSM/EDGE-only subscriptions dropped by 48 million during the quarter and other technologies
decreased by about 6 million.

The number of unique mobile subscribers is 6.1 billion. The difference between the number of subscriptions and the number of subscribers is due to inactive subscriptions, multiple device ownership and/or the optimization of subscriptions for different types of calls.


Mobile network traffic Q2 2022 5g internet

Mobile network data traffic grew 39 percent between Q2 2021 and Q2 2022 and reached 100EB/month.

The quarter-on-quarter mobile network data traffic growth between Q1 2022 and Q2 2022 was 8 percent. Total monthly global mobile network data traffic reached 100EB. Over the long term, traffic growth is driven by both the rising number of smartphone subscriptions and an increasing average data volume per subscription, fueled primarily by increased viewing of video content. There are large differences in traffic levels between markets, regions and service providers.
The graph below shows the total global monthly network data traffic from Q2 2015 to Q2 2022, along with the year-on-year percentage growth for mobile network data traffic.

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