In brief

29 November 2019

Telecoms

Adoption of the fifth generation of cellular technology (5G) will reach more than 45m or 6.3% of the total connections in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) in 2025. According to “The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2019” and “Realising the potential of IoT in MENA” reports released by GSMA at Mobile 360 Mena event taking place in Dubai, 4G connections have surpassed 2G to become the second most dominant technology this year but it will attain 52% in 2025 compared to 26% in 2018.