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A new study published Monday forecast that there will be 50 million 5G connections in the MENA region by 2025, adding that 5G networks will cover 30 percent of the region's populations.The new study, which was published at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – MENA conference in Dubai, also highlights how mobile broadband (3G/4G) networks account for about half of total mobile connections in the MENA region today and are forecast to increase to 70 percent of the total by the end of the decade.There were 365 million unique subscribers across the region at the end of 2016, accounting for 63 percent of the population, which is expected to rise to 399 million or 65 percent by 2020 .The mobile ecosystem also supported more than 1 million jobs in 2016 .Mobile internet penetration has doubled across the region over the last six years, reaching just under 40 percent of the population, or 228 million subscribers, by mid-2017 .
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