Ericsson Mobility Report August 2014 interim report


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This interim update to the Ericsson Mobility Report highlights the continued rapid growth of mobile broadband subscriptions and data traffic.

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Ericsson Mobility Report August 2014 interim report

  1. 1. This document is a scheduled update to some sections of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released in June 2014. 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. ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT ON THE PULSE OF THE NETWORKED SOCIETY SUBSCRIPTIONS Mobile broadband subscriptions passed 2.4 billon in Q2 2014 TRAFFIC 60% growth in data traffic between Q2 2013 and Q2 2014 August 2014 INTERIM UPDATE
  2. 2. 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions globally in Q2 2014 530 Western Europe 590 Centraland EasternEurope 370 Middle East 850 Africa 1,360 APAC(excludingChinaandIndia) 800 India 720 LatinAmerica 1,260 China 370 North America Mobile subscriptions Q2 2014 2 ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT  INTERIM UPDATE AUGUST 2014 Total mobile subscriptions up to and including Q2 2014 were around 6.8 billion. Of these, 80 million new subscriptions were added during Q2 2014. However, the actual number of subscribers is around 4.6 billion, since many have several subscriptions. Global mobile penetration was 94 percent in Q2 2014. Other interesting developments include: China grew most in the quarter in terms of net additions (+12 million), followed by Russia (+5 million), India (+5 million) and Indonesia (+4 million). Mobile subscriptions are growing around 6 percent year-on-year and 1.1 percent quarter-on quarter. In Q2 2014, mobile broadband subscriptions passed 2.4 billion, growing by around 140 million, reflecting a year-on-year increase of around 35 percent. WCDMA and HSPA subscriptions grew by around 70 million and LTE subscriptions increased by approximately 40 million to 280 million. The total number of subscriptions capable of using GSM grew by 90 million, while GSM-only subscriptions declined by 40 million, a rate of 1 percent. Around 300 million smartphones were sold in Q2 2014. This device represented more than 65 percent of all mobile phones sold in Q2 2014, compared to around 55 percent in Q2 2013. Of all mobile phone subscriptions, around 35 percent are associated with smartphones, leaving considerable room for further uptake. Indian subscriptions include active VLR subscriptions. Mobile subscriptions (million)
  3. 3. Africa 127% INTERIM UPDATE AUGUST 2014  ERICSSON MOBILITY REPORT  3 Note that Turkey has been included as part of the Middle East instead of Central and Eastern Europe since Ericsson Mobility Report November 2013. 103% NorthAmerica WesternEurope 144% CentralandEasternEurope 108% Middle East 75% Africa 105% APAC(excluding ChinaandIndia) 63% India 116% LatinAmerica China Penetration Globalpenetration 94% 90% 4million 5million 8million 6million 20million 20million 12million 2million 3million North America Western Europe 80 million new mobile subscriptions globally in Q2 2014 Central and Eastern Euro pe MiddleEast China Latin America India APAC (e xcluding ChinaandIndia)
  4. 4. Mobile Traffic Q2 2014 Global traffic in mobile networks 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 10 percent between Q1 2014 and Q2 2014. It should be noted that there are large differences in traffic levels between markets, regions and operators. 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 total traffic in the world’s mobile networks.1 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-14:045541 Uen, Revision A © Ericsson AB 2014 1 Traffic does not include DVB-H, Wi-Fi, or Mobile WiMax. Voice does not include VoIP. 1,500 1,000 2,000 2,500 500 Voice Data Total(uplink+downlink)monthlytraffic(PetaBytes) Q1 2014 Q2Q1 2010 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2011 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2012 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2013 Q2 Q3 Q4 60% growth in data traffic between Q2 2013 and Q2 2014