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Global - Mobile Broadband - Key Statistics and Insights

Global - Mobile Broadband - Key Statistics and Insights -

Wireless broadband will be an integral and essential part of any advanced digital infrastructure. The mobile broadband market is fast becoming a major income revenue stream for the providers, having taken over the mobile voice sector as the key area of growth. But increased usage has caused data traffic jams on the 3G networks as this infrastructure was not designed for the rapid increase in traffic over the last couple of years.

The release of 4G/LTE mobile broadband and growing uptake by consumers and businesses will certainly ease the issue in the short term - but as user uptake increases so will the amount of bandwidth consumed. Anticipation of the growing demand has resulted in LTE becoming the fastest developing mobile technology to date. The following report includes recent industry insights and statistics on the global mobile broadband sector as well as an overview of the key competing technologies.

Latest developments:

Wireless broadband and FttH should be developed, in a complementary and harmonious way. Seamless integration between FttH and 5G will occur later on in this decade. In 2013 there are developments in working towards a harmonising of WiMAX with LTE.


1. Synopsis
2. Market summary
2.1 The role of mobile broadband in the overall telecoms market
2.2 Global mobile broadband overview
2.3 Global 3G subscriptions
2.4 Mobile data traffic
2.5 Mobile broadband revenues
2.6 Mobile broadband apps
2.6.1 Interesting start-up examples
3. Mobile broadband insights
3.1 Mobile broadband: killer app for FttH
3.2 Spectrum issue
4. Technology insights
4.1 HSPA
4.2 LTE
4.3 WiMAX
4.4 IMS
5. Short range wireless insights
5.1 Wi-Fi
5.1.1 Smart phone shipments
5.1.2 Number of wi-fi hotpots
5.2 Bluetooth
5.3 Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
6. Related reports
Table 1 – Worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions – 2010 - 2013
Table 2 – OECD mobile broadband subscriptions – mid 2011; mid 2012
Table 3 – Top ten OECD countries by wireless broadband subscriptions – 2011; mid 2012
Table 4 – Worldwide 3G subscriptions and annual change – 2009 - 2013
Table 5 – Worldwide monthly mobile data traffic – 2000; 2011; 2012
Table 6 – Regional mobile data traffic growth – CAGR 2012 - 2017
Table 7 – Global mobile services revenue – 2012; 2013; 2016
Table 8 – Global leading app store competitors
Table 9 – Worldwide LTE subscribers – 2011 - 2018
Table 10 – Worldwide LTE growth – 2010 - 2012
Table 11 – Worldwide smart phone mobile device sales by quarter – Q2 2009 – Q2 2012
Table 12 – Number of public WiFi hotspots – top 10 countries worldwide – Early 2011; Early 2013
Table 13 – Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX) – 2010 - 2013
Table 14 – Installed base of Bluetooth devices worldwide – 2005; 2007; 2010; 2013
Exhibit 1 – Mobile apps examples
Exhibit 2 – Approximate data rates for selected services on mobile devices
Exhibit 3 – Digital Dividend
Exhibit 4 – Defined: HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
Exhibit 5 – LTE definition
Exhibit 6 – WiMAX Forum
Exhibit 7 – What is IMS?
Exhibit 8 – Bluetooth SIG

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