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Global key figures

Mobile subscriptions 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
Worldwide mobile subscriptions 7,720 7,880 8,790 2% million
> Smartphone subscriptions 4,400 5,100 7,160 6% million
> Mobile PC, tablet and mobile router subscriptions 270 280 330 3% million
> Mobile broadband subscriptions 5,240 5,910 8,300 6% million
> Mobile subscriptions, GSM/EDGE-only 2,340 1,850 410 -22% million
> Mobile subscriptions, WCDMA/HSPA 2,370 2,300 1,490 -7% million
> Mobile subscriptions, LTE 2,770 3,570 4,960 6% million
> Mobile subscriptions, 5G     1,910   million
Mobile data traffic 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
> Data traffic per smartphone 3.1 5.6 20 23% GB/month
> Data traffic per mobile PC 10.2 12.5 26 13% GB/month
> Data traffic per tablet 4.6 5.8 14 16% GB/month
Total data traffic** 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
Total mobile data traffic 14 28 131 30% EB/month
> Smartphones 12 25 122 30% EB/month
> Mobile PCs and routers 1.8 2.2 6.1 19% EB/month
> Tablets 0.5 0.7 2.3 23% EB/month
Total fixed data traffic 80 110 360 22% EB/month
           
Fixed broadband connections 990 1,060 1,270 3% million

Regional key figures

Mobile subscriptions 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
North America 370 380 430 2% million
Latin America 680 680 690 0% million
Western Europe 510 520 540 1% million
Central and Eastern Europe 580 580 590 0% million
North East Asia 1,840 2,000 2,130 1% million
> China1 1,420 1,570 1,650 1% million
South East Asia and Oceania 1,140 1,080 1,210 2% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 1,200 1,190 1,410 3% million
Middle East and Africa 1,390 1,430 1,790 4% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 670 720 950 5% million
Smartphone subscriptions 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
North America 300 310 360 2% million
Latin America 460 490 570 2% million
Western Europe 380 390 490 4% million
Central and Eastern Europe 310 330 480 6% million
North East Asia 1,310 1,650 2,010 3% million
> China1 990 1,300 1,560 3% million
South East Asia and Oceania 620 660 1,020 8% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 440 610 1,110 11% million
Middle East and Africa 580 660 1,130 9% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 270 330 650 12% million
Mobile broadband subscriptions 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
North America 370 380 430 2% million
Latin America 500 550 650 3% million
Western Europe 450 480 540 2% million
Central and Eastern Europe 420 470 590 4% million
North East Asia 1,560 1,770 2,020 2% million
> China1 1,250 1,420 1,610 2% million
South East Asia and Oceania 750 800 1,200 7% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 470 610 1,250 13% million
Middle East and Africa 710 850 1,620 11% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 330 410 830 12% million
LTE subscriptions 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
North America 290 330 160 -12% million
Latin America 200 280 510 10% million
Western Europe 250 310 300 0% million
Central and Eastern Europe 150 200 420 14% million
North East Asia 1,280 1,530 970 -7% million
> China1 970 1,180 780 -7% million
South East Asia and Oceania 210 290 770 18% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 270 450 1,160 17% million
Middle East and Africa 120 180 670 24% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 30 50 250 29% million
Data traffic per smartphone 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
North America 5.7 7.0 39 33% GB/month
Latin America 2.0 3.1 18 34% GB/month
Western Europe 4.0 6.7 32 30% GB/month
Central and Eastern Europe 3.4 4.5 19 27% GB/month
North East Asia 2.9 7.1 21 20% GB/month
> China1 2.4 7.1 20 19% GB/month
South East Asia and Oceania 2.3 3.6 17 29% GB/month
India, Nepal and Bhutan 6.0 9.8 18 11% GB/month
Middle East and Africa 1.9 3.0 16 32% GB/month
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 1.2 1.7 7.3 27% GB/month
Total mobile data traffic 2017 2018 Forecast 2024 CAGR* 2018-2024 Unit
North America 2.0 2.5 14 34% GB/month
Latin America 0.88 1.4 8.9 37% GB/month
Western Europe 1.8 2.8 14 31% GB/month
Central and Eastern Europe 0.9 1.2 7.4 35% GB/month
North East Asia 4.0 11 39 24% GB/month
> China1 2.4 8.6 30 23% GB/month
South East Asia and Oceania 1.5 2.3 16 37% GB/month
India, Nepal and Bhutan 2.1 4.6 16 23% GB/month
Middle East and Africa 1.0 1.8 15 42% GB/month
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 0.32 0.53 4.2 41% GB/month

* CAGR is calculated on unrounded figures

** Figures are rounded (see methodology) and therefore summing up of rounded data may result in slight differences from the actual total

1 These figures are also included in the figures for North East Asia

2 These figures are also included in the figures for Middle East and Africa