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5G global users to touch 2.8 bn by 2025: Huawei

IANS  |  Shenzhen 

Technologies on Tuesday raised the market demand projection for services and forecast the figure of 2.8 billion users by 2025 and 58 per cent global coverage by this ultra-fast spectrum based services.

"The subscriber base will touch 2.8 billion by 2025 and 58 per cent of population will be covered by this based services. A whopping 6.5 million base stations will be in use for supporting such huge subscriber base by the same time", Technologies said, delivering the keynote address of the two-day Global Analysts Summit 2019 here.

He also said that Huawei had made rapid inroads into markets across the world and it already has 40 contracts on 5G, till date, from various countries.

Ken pointed out that 5G has been well accepted, and more quickly, in comparison with ther earlier generation and

He quoted from report by Huawei which says it took 10 years for 3G-based telecom firms to get 500 million subscribers, and 5 years for 4G service providers to achieve this figure.

However, 5G can make it possible for telcos to acquire 500 million users by just three years from now, the Huawei said.

Another area where 5G has taken a march over the is that there are four manufacturers currently developing 5G chipsets for fast processing, whereas there were no chipsets for 4G in the initial years of its rollout.

The Huawei said there are 40 5G handsets already in the market, even before any large scale launch of

The summit is being seen as a Huawei exercise to showcase its 5G prowess as operators across the world start buying spectrum in government-controlled auctions to start services during later part of 2019 or in early 2020.

(Anjana Das is attending the Analysts Summit 2019 at the invitation of the company. She can be contacted at



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 13:14 IST