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Ericsson and Cisco outline connected worlds

Ericsson and Cisco have both recently published their visions of the future, and both have good things to say about the IoT. As the pair are so frequently pointed to, by many companies and marketing types, it is worth pulling the main points out of their respective reports. Ericsson’s Mobility Report, available here, reckons there will be 1.5bn 5G subscriptions by 2024, with 5G networks reaching 40% population coverage in that time. Ericsson says 5G will achieve global scale much more quickly than earlier generations too. The report also says that there are currently 7.9bn cellular subscriptions, 3.3bn of which are LTE (about 41.7% penetration). In 2024, Ericsson says that the 1.5bn 5G subs will be 17% of total cellular…

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