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The latest interim update to the Ericsson Mobility Report highlights the continued rapid growth of smartphones and connectivity.
The report shows that around 55 percent of all mobile phones sold in Q2 2013 were smartphones, compared to around 40 percent for the full year 2012 and around 50 percent in Q1 2013.
The report also shows that data traffic almost doubled between Q2 2012 and Q2 2013 and a net gain of 105 million mobile subscriptions globally in Q2 2013. During 2012, smartphones accounted for 40 percent of new mobile phone sales, compared with 30 percent in 2011.
For several years, Ericsson has collected data from networks around the world. Moving towards the Networked Society, we believe this data has become more important than ever in helping stakeholders prepare for and shape an all-connected world.