5G coverage to reach 55% by 2025

An overview of 5G coverage and penetration by region between 2019 and 2025.

Over half of the world's population will have the potential to use 5G in 2025, according to the latest forecasts from Ericsson. This is an increase in coverage from just 2% this year and an expected 7% in 2020.

This is an upgrade from previous forecast – coverage was last expected to be 42% by 2024, rather than November 2019's forecast of 45%. However, actual usage is expected to through to 2022.