Mobile Broadband Subscriptions To Double in Five Years

June 22, 2017

Reprinted from Inside Towers

Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to double by 2022 to 8.3 billion globally; as of Q1 2017 there are 4.6 billion. Cheaper smartphones and better networks are all part of the explosion, according to the 2017 Ericsson Mobility Report.

Mobile broadband subscriptions increased by 25 percent year over year, according to the report. Broadband subscriptions made up 60 percent of all mobile connections this quarter, up from 57 percent at the end of 2016. Total mobile subscriptions reached 7.6 billion, up four percent from last year.

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