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Ericsson Mobility Report predicts growth in Industrial IoT and private nets

In the latest edition of its Mobility Report, Ericsson points to 5G as the key to facilitating a wide range of services, including smart cities, Industrial IoT, augmented reality, autonomous transport and digital health. Ericsson offers three examples with its own customers, namely MTS (Russia), Telstra (Australia), and Turkcell (Turkey). The full report is available¬†here. In Q1 2019, Ericsson says there were 7.9bn mobile subscriptions globally, up 44m in the three months. Mobile broadband subs grew 15% year-on-year, reaching 6bn or 76% of total mobile subs. LTE subscriptions grew by 160% in the quarter, reaching 3.7bn or 47% of all mobile subs. GSM/EDGE-only subscriptions fell by 80m in the quarter. Smartphones account for 60% of all mobile phone subscriptions, and…

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