5G is expected to become the dominant mobile access technology by subscription before the end of 2029. What does that mean for businesses in the region? 

Other key findings for Southeast Asia from the Ericsson Mobility Report 2024 include:

  • 5G subscriber base as a percentage of the total subscriber base has already reached over 20% in markets like Singapore, Australia, Thailand and Malaysia.
  • At the end of 2029, 5G mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 43% of all mobile subscriptions in Southeast Asia.
  • Data traffic per smartphone user in Southeast Asia is expected to grow from 17 GB/month in 2023 to 42 GB/month by 2029.