10 Awesome Facts About the Mobile Revolution

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-06-2013 Email

You may think that everyone on the planet already has a smartphone. Well, guess again: smartphone-based subscriptions actually account for the vast minority of overall mobile subscriptions in the world, which means there's plenty of room for user share to grow, according to research recently published by Ericsson. The resulting "Ericsson Mobility Report: On the Pulse of the Networked Society," covers the state of smartphones along with a wide range of data about other devices and connectivity trends. Data, of course, remains a primary demand driver here, now dominating in overall traffic volume compared to voice (even though voice traffic held the edge as recently as four years ago). "The rapid pace of smartphone uptake has been phenomenal and is set to continue," says Douglas Gilstrap, senior vice president and head of strategy at Ericsson. "Between now and 2019, smartphone subscriptions will triple. Interestingly, this trend will be driven by uptake in China and other emerging markets as lower-priced smartphone models become available." For more about the report, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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