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Study says that in 2018 there will be 4,500 million smartphones in the world

Study says that in 2018 there will be 4,500 million smartphones in the world

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has 695 million mobile subscriptions in the first quarter of the year, the Mobility Report, adding 13 million subscriptions in the first three months of the year.

During the period, the country added more subscribers was China, with 30 million to 1.147 million subscribers, followed by India, Indonesia and Brazil.

In the region, Brazil is headed advances, and Ericsson expects that by 2018 the country to reach 350 million subscriptions, followed by Mexico with 150 million. Then followed by Argentina with 70 million to 65 million Colombia, Chile and Peru with 50 million to 40 million.

The report also adds that the number of in the world came to 1,200 million at the end of 2012 and 2018 is expected to have 4,500 million smartphones in the world.

The study indicates that the LTE is being deployed worldwide, and it is expected that in five years has 2.000 million subscribers to this service. In Latin America, most users use GSM / EDGE, but economic development and demand should change the situation. For 2018, the dominant technology would be WCDMA / HSPA (80% of subscriptions), and because the region has a good structure cabling to connect to the Internet, most people use internet through mobile signal.

The report said that Brazil, Mexico and Colombia are those most advanced in the adoption of LTE in the region compared to the rest of Latin America. An estimated 200,000 this technology pass current subscriptions to 95 million in 2018.

On the consumption data, the study says that will be headed by the video, due to overcrowding of services like Netflix, HBO, or Vimeo, reproduced from any type of device. It follows the streaming music, and finally web browsing.

Link: Ericsson Mobility Report [PDF]

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