According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, by 2018 Internet of Things (IoT) will surpass mobile phones as the biggest classification of connected gadgets.
The reports’ lasted edition talks about how the IoT’s connected devices are estimated to grow by 23 per cent annually in the next five years. 28 million devices are set to be connected by the year 2021 of which almost 16 million of those devices will be IoT.
One of the major contributors to IoT connections will be Western Europe as the number of IoT devices in this market is expected to grow 400 per cent by 2021.
This will mostly be driven by administrative prerequisites, for instance for intelligent utility meters, and a developing interest for associated automobiles including the EU e-call order to be actualized in 2018.
As the costs for devices fall and the applications of innovation emerge, the connected IoT devices increase. In 2020, 5G networks will be commercially introduced which will have better and additional capabilities that will be pivotal to IoT. Some of these capabilities include network slicing and the ability to connect to more or a larger scale of devices than it is possible at the moment.
Smartphone to surpass basic phones in Q3
Smartphones are set to surpass basic phones in Q3 this year are the number of subscriptions for them continuously increase. The amount of subscriptions is estimated to double by 2.9 million by the year 2021. The report also discussed that currently there are more than 5 billion subscribes in the world which shows how in a short period of time mobile technology is able to grow at a rapid pace.
The viewing habits of teens have shown a significant shift as the use of cellular data for smartphone video grew 127 per cent in only 15 months. During 2011 to 2015, the amount of time teens watch TV on a TV screen has declined by 50 per cent, whereas viewing a TV or video on smartphones has increased by 85 per cent.
The upcoming generation of mobile users are considered as one of the most important groups for cellular operators to monitor as they are the heaviest consumer of data for smartphone video streaming.
In 2016 LTE networks will be able to support downlink peak data speeds of 1 Gbps. Japan, US, South Korea and China will be the first countries that will introduce devices that will be able to support 1 Gbps which is set to happen in the second half of this year. It is expected to also spread rapidly to other regions once it happens in the countries mentioned above.
With this new update, Mobile users will be able to enjoy extremely fast time to content and will be able to download are a much faster speed compared to any technology available today.
Further highlights from the report include:
Versatile broadband memberships will grow fourfold in the Middle East and Africa somewhere around 2015 and 2021; mobile data traffic in India will grow fifteen times by 2021; and in spite of being the most develop business sector, US portable activity will grow 50 per cent in 2016 alone.
The worldwide mobile data traffic In Q1 of 2015 and 2016 increased by 60 per cent due to the rise in subscriptions of smartphones and data consumption by each subscriber.
It is projected that by 2019, almost 90 per cent of the mobile data traffic will be from smartphones.
LTE memberships developed at a high rate amid Q1 2016: there were 150 million new memberships amid the quarter – driven by interest for enhanced client experience and speedier systems – achieving a sum of 1.2 billion around the world. LTE crest information speeds of 1 Gbps are foreseen to be economically accessible in 2016.
Additional range harmonization is required between nations arranging early 5G deployment. 5G is relied upon to begin more rapidly than foreseen, and range harmonization is required between nations arranging early move outs. This is notwithstanding the present procedure for WRC-19, which concentrates on range for business 5G organizations past 2020.