The Mobile Economy Eurasia 2024


unique mobile subscribers across the region will grow to 200 million by 2030 (80% penetration rate)


of connections in Eurasia will be 5G by 2030


contributed to GDP by mobile technologies and services in 2023

In the next few years, the Eurasia region is expected to experience a significant increase in 5G adoption with projections rising from less than 1% currently to just over 40% by 2030. 4G will, however, remain the dominant technology for the foreseeable future, although adoption levels will begin to decline from 2026 as 5G gathers momentum with availability of more affordable 5G smartphones.
Across Eurasia, mobile technologies and services contributed around $200 billion to the economy, equivalent to 7.9% of GDP. As 5G takes off, its impact will be felt across different sectors and by 2030, it will account for more than 10% of overall economic impact of mobile. While these economic benefits highlight the importance of mobile to the digital economy, they also underscore the need for collaborative efforts to close the significant digital divide in Eurasia.
In addition to the growth of 5G, the Mobile Economy Eurasia 2024 examines key trends across the mobile industry in the region including: GSMA Open Gateway, AI opportunities for operators, the growth of the fintech industry and aerial solutions to improve connectivity.

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