5 billion mobile subscriptions number breached last week, says Ericsson

5 billion mobile subscriptions number breached last week, says Ericsson
Ericsson, whose silicon is in more than a half of all cell phones today, estimated that last Thursday a milestone was reached. There are currently at least 5 billion mobile lines operating globally, according to Ericsson's industry calculations. Most of the increase comes from emerging markets, especially China with its 800mln mobile users, and India's 620mln.

Cable broadband Internet is not well established in developing countries, so mobile broadband will take its place to reach the estimated 3.4bln users in the next five years. Yes, that means mobile device manufacturers are grinning with delight this very moment.

For countries where mobile users have peaked, the increase will be coming from the ever-growing number of connected devices. Soda machines, smart meters, truck fleets – you name it – they will all add up to the projected 50bln connected devices by 2015.

source: Ericsson via Textually


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1. JPrice

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