TECH NEWS: Ericsson expects the number of smart phone users to 4.5 billion

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ericsson expects the number of smart phone users to 4.5 billion

Ericsson expects the number of smart phone users to 4.5 billion



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Company launched telecom Ericsson its recent report on the telecommunications industry and Ttenbi it for the next five years, and the most important numbers predicted by the company that the number of subscribers of smartphones around the world will grow to 4.5 billion users, and 60% of the world's population will be able to access the network coverage the fourth generation.
And other projections in the report that will benefit from the development of speed telecommunications networks around the world is the annual growth rate of 60% in visits to video sites, and growth will be on the web in general, 12% by 2018.
Ericsson believes that the number of subscribers of the fourth-generation services in the world will exceed billion people in 2017, this will be the growth of the movement led by devices that support multimedia content.
And according to the company, the report half sales of mobile phones in the world during the first quarter of this year were smartphones, which is 10% higher compared to the same period last year. And mobile phones sales rose 8% total annualized rate.
And detail figures subscribers cell phones, the networks WCDMA / HSPA will get 60 million new users, while the increase networks GSM / EDGE-only 30 million new users, and finally grow LTE networks with 20 million users and is expected to reach total number of participants globally 2 billion by 2018.
The report indicates that the accelerated migration to the most advanced technologies in developed countries, will help to reduce the number of mobile phones, which are still only works on networks GSM/EDGE-only.

Can be found in the full report here