A new report from Ericsson highlights the economic benefits

Eman El-Wasily

A new massive study by leading management consulting firm Analysys Mason and commissioned by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) highlights the economic, consumer and environmental benefits that could be involved. It has 5G communications in 15 emerging markets around the world. With regulatory and government support, these markets could achieve GDP growth in the range of 0.3% to 0.46% through 2035, with an estimated cost-benefit ratio of between three and sevenfold.

The report, titled “The Future Value of Mobile in Emerging Markets,” examines the impact of the deployment of 5G networks to facilitate access to mobile broadband and fixed wireless access on different groups of consumers. , industrial, logistics, rural and public services sectors, which cover many business cases, including vertical business.

The methodology for preparing this study included the use of government statistics and reports, insights from the Ericsson network, and technology Innovative data quantification and insights, based on existing local demographics and infrastructure, such as road, rail and agricultural networks, to create a cost-benefit model across various 5G deployment options.

These deployment options are based on the assumption The first is to add basic elements of 5G networks to the existing radio network. Other options also explore the additional benefits of adding low-band 5G spectrum coverage beyond these basic elements, to provide broader geographic coverage in the lower range of 5G capabilities, suitable for deployments suitable for agricultural or logistical activity areas, or medium-band 5G spectrum coverage , to provide lower geographic coverage for each network site, but with higher capacity and speed, which is suitable for manufacturing facilities, automated processes, industry and advanced services.

Extended coverage of the mid-band of 5G networks was identified as the key success factor, with Possibility of having about 80% of economic benefits. Advantages in smart industry and smart rural agglomerations are 80-80% of the total economic benefits that 5G can provide in each emerging market.

Agriculture is an important sector in all 15 countries surveyed, accounting for up to % of GDP in some markets. The report estimates that improving rural 5G coverage could lead to a 1.8% increase in long-term GDP from agriculture. 5G networks will also enhance sustainable farming methods, increase efficiency and reduce agricultural waste.

The findings of the study include:

Estimated cost of deploying a basic 5G network between USD 3-8 billion per country and additional investment of 20-%) to expand coverage)

Broadening coverage beyond the essentials can lead to significant GDP benefits due to industrial adoption, particularly due to expanding coverage of the medium band

It is expected that Most countries achieve public economic benefits three to seven times higher than the incremental cost of extending coverage

· Findings indicate that 5G mobile broadband can generate a consumer surplus of -1 billion USD per country, with coverage expansion providing additional consumer surplus of 20-30%

· The largest social benefits offered by 5G will come from smart factories, shipping, logistics, agriculture and use cases FWA-Based Healthcare

5G Adoption Can Help Reduce Emissions by Supporting Digital Transformation in Agriculture, Shipping, Logistics, Smart Factory, and Construction

(This study sheds light on how governments, regulators, and policy makers can support the 5G system to achieve these benefits.

These benefits include dealing with the 5G network as a national infrastructure that requires a national strategy and roadmap, implementing 5G spectrum policies that facilitate rapid and widespread deployment, including swapping spectrum fees for deployment targets that meet connectivity policy objectives, implementing policies and procedures that facilitate infrastructure deployment and site upgrades, and working with telecom service providers to improve coverage in areas that do not In which the solutions provided by the commercial sector are applicable, stimulate the use of the fifth generation network in industry and manufacturing, enhance the role of the fifth generation network in the public sector, and promote the environmental benefits of fifth generation solutions.

In his comment on the report Andrew Lloyd, Head of Government and Policy Advisory at Ericsson, said: “The Future Value of Mobile in Emerging Markets report, produced by Analysis Mason, provides a thorough and detailed breakdown based on comprehensive research of various realistic and achievable scenarios in each of the 15 countries of the benefits. economic, social, environmental and national factors that could lead to the deployment of 5G networks in these markets. These countries and their citizens can benefit greatly from 5G connectivity, when the necessary support is available from governments, regulators and policy makers. In addition to the economic benefits, 5G technologies can reduce impacts on the climate, increase social inclusion and well-being, and address the digital divide in areas without strong fixed infrastructure.”

For her part, “This new study highlights the benefits of adequate 5G spectrum availability, both for geographic coverage, for which lower bands are ideal, and for the 3.5GHz band, which is currently seeing deployments,” said Janet Stewart, partner at Analysis Mason. Intensive and accelerating in other markets.”

It is worth noting that the countries covered in the report are: Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.