The 5G network reached 298 million connections in the first quarter and continues to grow

Fifth generation network adoption has increased significantly, despite pandemic issues and misinformation.

The world has added 124 million 5G connections between the first and second quarters of 2021, increasing by 41 percent from 305 million to 429 million . 

The fifth-generation network is still on track to triple the number of connections and is projected to grow to 692 million worldwide by the end of the year according to data from Omdia, said 5G Americas , the wireless and voice industry trade association. 5G and LTE for the Americas.

Connections “5G is progressing at a very fast rate. However, the pace of subscriber acquisition is just the beginning. 5G will be instrumental in a new era of technological innovation around the world. “Said Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas.

5G in Latin America

The report reveals that ten commercial 5G networks were launched globally in the second quarter of 2021, bringing the global total to 182 networks, according to data from TeleGeography. The numbers are expected to reach 220 by the end of 2021.

On the other hand, in the first business year in Latin America and the Caribbean , 5G connections reached 15,706, which includes 11,655 new additions last year.

However, the LTE network remains the dominant wireless cellular technology in the region with 454.8 million connections, an addition of 71 million new subscriptions.