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POWER TO THE PEOPLE› It’s bringing us closer to our nearest and dearest: › Video constitutes 25% of smartphone traffic and 40% of tablet traffic (Ericsson Mobility Report, 2012).› Reuniting families: › 185,000 people have registered on Refugees United’s family-tracing platform (Refugees United).› Redefining learning and education: › Coursera hosts over 200 online courses for 1.3 million students (BBC).
BY 2020, ICT COULD REDUCEOIL CONSUMPTION BY21.6billion BARRELS
BRINGING PROGRESSTO MILLIONS› Kick-starting economies › For every 10 percent increase in mobile and broadband penetration, GDP increases by 1 percentage point. › Doubling connection speeds yields a 0.3 percentage-point increase in GDP (Ericsson and Arthur D. Little, 2010-2011).› Banking the unbanked › Up to 1/3 of Kenya’s GDP passes through the mobile banking platform M-PESA (TechCrunch, 2012).
EXPANDING OUR INSIGHTS ConsumerLab Ericsson Research Interviews more than 20,000 R&D 100,000 people in specialists around the over 40 countries world developing the each year. networks of tomorrow Business Labs Networked Collaboration across Society Lab industries on the topic Researches ICT- of machine-to- driven transformation machine in society
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A CONNECTED WORLD IS JUSTTHE BEGINNINGWhen one person connects, their world changes. With everything connected, our world changes. NETWORKED SOCIETY