Ericsson released its 2013 Mobility Report with new insight and forecasts about the mobile wireless sector. The technology vendor regularly performs measurements and forecasts to support internal decisions and planning as well as market communication. Data and forecasts are generated using historical information from various sources and regional trend analysis; but one interesting aspect about Ericsson´s report is that data gathering is complemented and enhanced by actual measurements of traffic, technologies and applications.
Mobile Wireless Dashboard
Ericsson performs data traffic measurements since the early days of mobile broadband from a large base of live networks covering all regions of the world. This post includes a Mobile Forecast Dashboard to visually interact with the report data and to generate custom charts for mobile traffic and subscriptions, based on region, traffic type, technology, devices and applications.
- Subscriptions: Mobile broadband subscriptions to exceed 2 billion by end of 2013. Smartphones already account for 25% to 30% of all mobile subscriptions worldwide and represented 55% of all mobile devices sold worldwide during Q3. Ericsson projects 9.3 Billion mobile broadband subscriptions by end of 2019, a 4x growth between 2013 and 2019.
- Traffic: Smartphone traffic will grow 10 times between 2013 and 2019. There will be a 10x growth in mobile data traffic between 2013 and 2019. Over 50% of mobile data traffic will come from video in 2019.
- Technology: 3G WCDMA and 3.5G HSPA will cover 90% of world´s population in 2019. 80% of Middle East & Africa subscriptions are 2G in 2013 but the same number will be 3G/4G in 2019. 4G LTE will cover more than 65 % of the world’s population in 2019. 85% of North American mobile subscriptions will be LTE by 2019.
Regions Defined: APAC: Asia Pacific; CEMA – Central Europe, Middle East and Africa – LAM: Latin America – NAM: North America – WE: Western Europe
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