Phone users ready to pay 20% premium for 5G: Ericsson

Wednesday, 08 May 2019, 05:03 Hrs
22
cmt right
25
Comment Right
38
cmt right
6
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email
Phone users ready to pay 20% premium for 5G: Ericsson


Smartphone users are willing to pay a 20 per cent premium for 5G services, while half of early adopters would pay as much as 32 per cent more, says an Ericsson study on Tuesday.



One in five smartphone users' data usage could reach more than 200GB per month on a 5G device by 2025, said the Ericsson "ConsumerLab" report.



Average world smartphone data usage in 2018 stood at 5.6GB per month and is expected to increase to 21GB per month in 2024, an increase of roughly four times from today's usage.



The research revealed that consumers expect 5G to provide relief from urban network congestion in the near term -- especially in megacities, where six in 10 smartphone users report facing network issues in crowded areas.



The respondents also anticipate more home broadband choices to be available with the launch of 5G.



Smartphone users estimate that overall video viewing across mobile or portable screens while being out of home will increase by around three hours per week -- from 6.5 to nine hours - in the next five years, of which one hour will be on Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) glasses by 2025, the report said.



"Consumers clearly state that they think smartphones are unlikely to be the sole solution for 5G," Jasmeet Singh Sethi, Head of ConsumerLab, Ericsson Research, said in a statement.



Globally, 50 per cent of consumers believe that smartphones will still exist but that perhaps everyone will be wearing AR glasses by 2025.



This latest Ericsson ConsumerLab study is based on 35,000 interviews with smartphone users aged 15 to 69, carried out in 22 countries including India.



The views of the participants are representative of almost one billion people, Ericsson said.



Read More News:



Netherlands' ties with India growing stronger: Ambassador



Source: IANS
SPOTLIGHT
Technology
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..
Gadgets
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Finance
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
Business
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..
Entertainment
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..
Career
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Travel
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..