With 6.1 billion global cellular network subscriptions, the year 2011 has seen mobile penetration levels reach over 87 %. From an operator perspective, China Mobile is leading the market with over 650 million subscriptions. Indian operators (primarily Bharti, Vodafone, Reliance, Idea Cellular, BSNL etc) also constitute a considerable market share with over 928 million subscriptions. Mobile broadband has also seen considerable growth with 3.5 G HSPA subscriptions reaching 566 million, EV-DO subscriptions reaching 272 million, and 4G LTE subscriptions reaching 6.4 million. LTE subscriptions that currently comprise only 0.1 % of the market will significantly grow over the next 5 years, eventually representing more than 8 % of the market in 2016. Presently, U.S operator Verizon Wireless and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo are leading the LTE market with market shares of 63 % and 22 % respectively, driven by their early adoption of LTE technology.
Covering over 810 operators and 222 countries worldwide, the “2G, 3G & 4G Cellular Network Subscriptions Database Q1’2012” summarizes global cellular network subscriptions by technology, data protocol, category (pre-paid, post paid) region, country, and operator. The report includes:
2G, 3G & 4G Cellular Network Subscriptions Database Q1’2012
Signals and Systems Telecom
January 03, 2012
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