Ericsson Mobility Report February 2014 interim report


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This interim update to the Ericsson Mobility Report highlights the continued rapid growth of smartphones and connectivity.

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Ericsson Mobility Report February 2014 interim report

  1. 1. INTERIM UPDATE ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT ON THE PULSE OF THE NETWORKED SOCIETY This document is a scheduled update to some sections of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released in November 2013. To view or download a copy of the original report, please visit: We will continue to share traffic and market data, along with our analysis, on a regular basis. SUBSCRIPTIONS LTE subscriptions reached 200 million in Q4 2013. 40 million new LTE subscriptions added during Q4 2013. TRAFFIC February 2014 70% growth in mobile data traffic between Q4 2012 and Q4 2013.
  2. 2. Mobile subscriptions Q4 2013 Total mobile subscriptions up to and including Q4 2013 were around 6.7 billion. Of these, 109 million new subscriptions were added during Q4. However, the actual number of subscribers is around 4.5 billion, since many have several subscriptions. Global mobile penetration was 92 percent in Q4 2013. Other interesting developments include: hina and India each accounted for around C 20 percent of net additions, adding approximately 20 million subscriptions. obile subscriptions have grown around 6 percent M year-on-year and 1.5 percent quarter-on-quarter. Q4 2013, mobile broadband subscriptions grew by In around 150 million to 2.1 billion, reflecting a 40 percent year-on-year increase. 6.7 billion CDMA HSPA subscriptions grew by around W 70 million and LTE subscriptions increased by approximately 40 million, reaching 200 million. The total number of subscriptions capable of using GSM grew by 100 million, while GSM-only subscriptions were flat. here is continued strong growth in smartphone T subscriptions globally, despite a moderating rate of growth in regions such as North America. round 1 billion smartphones were sold in 2013. A This device represented close to 60 percent of all mobile phones sold in Q4 2013, compared to around 45 percent in Q4 2012. Of all mobile phone subscriptions, around 30 percent are associated with smartphones, leaving considerable room for further uptake. 1,344 mobile subscriptions globally in Q4 2013 1,224 802 762 705 Mobile subscriptions (million) Indian subscriptions include active VLR subscriptions. 2 ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT  INTERIM UPDATE FEBRUARY 2014 India Africa China 362 North America Middle East Latin America 355 APAC (excluding China and India) 529 Western Europe Central and Eastern Europe 582
  3. 3. Western Europe 3 million C L a ti n Am e rica 7 EE million N o r th A m e rica 5 million A C PA c lu (ex 5 million din i a) Af r i c a d In d million a an 17 hin million gC 26 109 million new mobile subscriptions globally in Q4 2013 Middle East 3 21 million 22 million million In d Ch in a ia Top 5 countries by net additions: India +22 million China +21 million Indonesia +6 million USA +5 million Bangladesh +3 million 143% 127% 115% 104% 105% 102% 92% 90% Global penetration India Africa China 59% North America APAC (excluding China and India) Middle East Latin America Western Europe Central and Eastern Europe 72% Penetration Note that Turkey has been included as part of the Middle East instead of Central Eastern Europe since Ericsson Mobility Report November 2013. INTERIM UPDATE FEBRUARY 2014  ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT  3
  4. 4. Mobile Traffic Q4 2013 Global traffic in mobile networks It should be noted that there are large differences in traffic levels between markets, regions and operators. The graph below shows total global monthly data and voice traffic. It depicts a strong increase in data traffic with a moderating rate of growth and flat voice traffic development. The number of mobile data subscriptions is increasing rapidly, and driving growth in data traffic along with a continuous increase in the average data volume per subscription. Data traffic grew around 15 percent between Q3 and Q4 2013. These measurements have been collected by Ericsson over several years using a large base of commercial networks that together cover all regions of the world. They form a representative base for calculating world total traffic in mobile networks.1 2,000 Total (uplink + downlink) monthly traffic (PetaBytes) 70% 1,000 Voice Data 500 0 1 growth in data traffic between Q4 2012 and Q4 2013 1,500 Q3 2009 Q4 Q1 2010 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2011 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2012 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2013 Q2 Q3 Q4 Traffic does not include DVB-H, Wi-Fi, or Mobile WiMax. Voice does not include VoIP. The contents of this document are based on a number of theoretical dependencies and assumptions and Ericsson shall not be bound by or liable for any statement, representation, undertaking or omission made in this document. Furthermore Ericsson may at any time change the contents of this document at its sole discretion and shall not be liable for the consequences of such changes. Ericsson AB SE-126 25 Stockholm, Sweden Telephone +46 8 719 0000 EAB-14:009889 Uen, Revision A © Ericsson AB 2014