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Reports

Since 2011, the Ericsson Mobility Report has been a leading source of knowledge on the state and future of the mobile world. Find out more about the industry’s development by downloading our past and present reports below.

Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2017

People on a train testing Gigabit connection

The November 2017 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report continues to forecast the growth of mobile technology. The number of LTE subscriptions is growing rapidly, and we anticipate that LTE will become the dominant mobile access technology by the end of this year. We also explore mobile data plan trends and why operators need to provide a range of offerings, as well as two different aspects of 5G: enhancing the event experience through digitalized services and consumer expectations for the technology.

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Interim Ericsson Mobility Report, August 2017

Ericsson Mobility Report gives you quarterly updates on subscription and mobile traffic data. Here are the figures for Q2 2017.

Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2017

The June 2017 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report continues to forecast the growth of mobile technology, including IoT connections and LTE. We also explore how the unconnected can be cost-effectively connected by leveraging existing mobile infrastructure, and how attributes of 5G will make public transport via autonomous vehicles safer.

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Regional Reports


Interim Ericsson Mobility Report, February 2017

During the fourth quarter of 2016, 132 million new mobile subscriptions were added. India has the most net additions and overall, there’s a 101% global penetration rate. Total number of mobile broadband subscriptions reached 4.3 billion. 

Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2016

The November 2016 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report continues to forecast IoT connections, presenting our findings on a time-to-content study for popular websites, the increased use of live video streaming, as well as a special focus on IoT and its transformational potential. In this edition five regional reports are published.

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Interim Ericsson Mobility Report, September 2016

In Q2 2016, the total number of mobile subscriptions was around 7.4 billion, with 66 million new subscriptions added during the quarter. Find out more about Q2 2016.

Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2016

The June 2016 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report continues to describe the evolution towards the Networked Society. The report explores how microwave backhaul links can be used as accurate, high resolution rainfall measurement tools, as well as how teens drive the change in TV/video viewing behavior. We also look at user experience management and the need for global spectrum harmonization. 

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Regional reports


Interim Ericsson Mobility Report – Mobile World Congress edition, February 2016

In the February 2016 interim edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, we present the findings from a neuroscience study measuring user reactions to network performance.

Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2015

The November 2015 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report highlights the significant growth in mobile subscriptions and mobile data traffic. It also explores various aspects of how ICT solutions contribute to a sustainable and resource-efficient society, for example, the impact that they could have on global warming by supporting industrial sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Regional reports and Mobile Business Trends


Interim Ericsson Mobility Report, August 2015

In Q2 2015, 53 million new subscriptions were added, bringing the global total to around 7.2 billion. Find out more about the mobile industry in Q2 2015. 

Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2015

In the June 2015 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, we highlight that three quarters of global subscription growth came from Africa and Asia in Q1 of the year. The report also analyzes the importance of device screen size, compares subscriber groups based on monthly data consumption, and looks at how sports events are becoming digitalized.

Interim Ericsson Mobility Report – Mobile World Congress edition, February 2015

In the February 2015 Mobile World Congress Edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, we explore the transition towards LTE in all regions, the surging mobile broadband demand, and the dominance of smartphone traffic.