Global Mobile Subscription to Hit 9bn in 2017
Ericsson has predicted that by 2017, the Global mobile phone subscriptions will reach 9 billion.
Global Mobile Phone Subscriptions
The Current global mobile subscription is estimated at 6.2 billion, though the actual number of subscribers is about 4.2 billion, since most have several subscription.
It was noted that the growth rate reached 87 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, to attain the 6.2 billion mark, and that in the next five years, the number would reach the 9 billion mark.
The growth forecast was based on the increase in the number of smartphone users in recent times across different regions of the world.
Head, Strategic Marketing and Intelligence for Ericsson, Mr. Patrick Cerwall, who spoke to the media on the forecast in Lagos through teleconferencing, said the report was the second release on global mobile phone subscriptions, after the first was released November 2011, explaining that Ericsson had always been accurate at its predictions.
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