Ericsson recently released the latest "Mobile Report". The report shows that the number of global mobile phone users in the third quarter of 2018 was 7.9 billion, newly increased 120 million, 3% year-on-year growth.
Among them, China's mobile phone users have the highest net growth, reaching 37 million, followed by India's 31 million and Indonesia's 13 million. According to the report, the continued growth of mobile phone users in China is mainly due to the fierce competition of communication operators.
The report also pointed out that in the third quarter, the number of global mobile broadband subscriptions increased by 15% year-on-year, an increase of 240 million, reaching 5.7 billion. The number of LTE subscriptions increased by 200 million over the same period, reaching 3.3 billion.
A total of 3.6 smartphones were sold in the third quarter, accounting for 86% of mobile sales in the quarter. As of the third quarter, 60% of global mobile phone users use smartphones.
The report points to a phenomenon in which the number of mobile phone users has exceeded its population in many countries due to inactive subscriptions, multi-device users, or the use of multiple operators. Currently, the number of individual mobile phone users worldwide is 5.6 billion. This is a difference of up to 2.3 billion compared to the above 7.9 billion total user data.PE pelltes
The report mentions the fierce 5G, saying that the global 5G market is strong.
In the United States, a large communications service provider in early October has released 5G home networking services, and all four major service providers have publicly announced that they will begin offering 5G services between late 2018 and mid-2019. Other countries actively deploying 5G are South Korea, Japan and China. In Europe, some spectrum has already been auctioned, and others will be carried out in the next few years. PE pelltes
The first commercial 5G is expected to be released in 2019. From a global perspective, the main 5G network deployment is expected to start from 2020, and there will be 1.5 billion 5G mobile broadband connections by 2024, accounting for 17% of mobile phone users. From 2018 to 2024, global mobile data traffic will grow more than five times, mainly driven by 5G. And the popularity of 5G will be faster than LTE. However, by 2024, global LTE connectivity will reach 5.4 billion. PE pelltes