Ericsson: Smartphones to represent 60% of all cellphones by 2019

Ericsson: Smartphones to represent 60% of all cellphones by 2019
A report from Ericsson AB suggests more growth in the smartphone market over the next several years. By 2019, the number of smartphones in use globally will reach 5.9 billion, tripling the current number, and representing 60% of all cellphones. Currently, smartphones make up 55% of all cellphones in use but only 25% to 30% of mobile subscriptions.

The amount of data traffic created by smartphones will grow ten times over the next 6 years, according to Ericsson AB. Carriers will need to expand high-speed networks to be able to accommodate what is expected to be 9.3 billion subscribers by 2019. In 6 years, Ericsson sees annual smartphone traffic reaching 10 billion GB with videos comprising 50% of the total amount of data moving across the pipelines. Social networking and web services would account for 10% each. The Swedish company is the world's largest provider of telecommunication networks.

source: Ericsson via AP

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5 Comments

1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Thumb up if you would like to see an Ericsson phone again!!!

2. muckaertjeffer

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

with out the SONY name with it , i dont think so

3. Diablo2424

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

I don't think you'll be seeing any smartphones from Ericsson anytime soon. Don't quote me on that, but let's just say *I* would know before most ;-)

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I read the title as, "Ericsson Smartphones to represent 60% of all cellphones by 2019" & then thought, 'Ericsson still makes phones?!'

5. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

me too... I was like: woa WOA, oh ok...

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