The world is going mobile and there’s no doubt that this technology is one of the fastest adopted technologies worldwide. Reasons are being varying across the geographies for its adoption, the numbers increasing on daily basis left everyone astonished.
According to Ericsson Mobility Report published in November 2015, mobile subscriptions will reach around 9.1 billion in 2021. This is more than the current number of mobile subscribers. The reason being inactive mobile subscriptions, two or more subscriptions for single subscribers as devices have increased such as tablets and Smartphone.
An increase in mobile subscription is more of a widespread trend in all regions of the world. The developing regions are witnessing more mobile subscription growth as markets are still not saturated. As every region is experiencing growth in mobile subscription, there’s no reason left for global and local firms to leave out mobile as the important business domain.
The Top 5 Countries experiencing the highest growth in mobile subscription are — the Indian Sub-continent, China, USA, Myanmar and Nigeria. Because of high population in India and China and improved state of education, technology, income, living standards, they are topping the chart when it comes to mobile subscriptions.
As the internet penetration has reached to its peak, the Smartphone subscriptions are seeing a tremendous rise. Estimates show that there will be more than 3 billion rises in Smartphone subscriptions from 2015 to 2021.
Below is an infographic which throws more light on the current and future scenario of mobile phone subscriptions across different regions in the world.
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