Several highlight the scale and scope of mobile, mobile data, and mobile broadband
- There are more than 6.7 global mobile subscriptions, 30% for smartphones
- Global subscriptions for mobile broadband will pass 2 billion this year, projected to hit 8 billion by end of 2019
- Subscriptions for mobile PCs, tablets, and mobile routers are projected to grow from 300 million currently, to 750 million by 2019
- In 2009, there was more voice traffic on the mobile network than data traffic. Today, data traffic is more than 9 times higher than voice traffic.
- Data traffic per smartphone currently averages 600 MB per month, expected to hit 2200 MB per month by 2019
- Data traffic per tablet currently averages 1000 MB/mo; will hit 4500 MB/mo by 2019. Mobile PC data traffic currently averages 3300 MB/mo, projected to reach 13,000 MB/mo in 2019
- By 2019, 95% of North American will have LTE (mobile broadband) coverage. Globally, about 2/3 of the world's population will have LTE access.
- By 2019, half of mobile data traffic will derive from video.
- Smartphone owners spend, on average, 13 hours monthly on social networking, 8 hours on entertainment, and 6 hours gaming.
- China alone has 1.2 mobile subscriptions, and India 742 million. The rest of the Asia-Pacific region includes a further 1.3 billion subscriptions. In contrast, Africa accounts for 803 million subscriptions, and Latin America 697 million.
Source - 10 Awesome Facts About the Mobile Revolution, CIO Insight
Ericsson Mobility Report - November 2013