Key figures

The Ericsson Mobility Report brings you the latest global and regional mobile statistics. See the tables below for past, current and forecast figures for mobile subscriptions, mobile traffic and more.

Global figures

Mobile subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR* 2019-2025 Unit
Worldwide mobile subscriptions 7,670 7,920 8,860 2% million
Smartphone subscriptions 4,980 5,530 7,500 5% million
Mobile PC, tablet and mobile router subscriptions 240 270 390 6% million
Mobile broadband subscriptions 5,570 6,110 7,820 4% million
Mobile subscriptions, GSM/EDGE-only 1,950 1,660 840 -11% million
Mobile subscriptions, WCDMA/HSPA 2,020 1,880 820 -13% million
Mobile subscriptions, LTE 3,550 4,290 4,390 0% million
Mobile subscriptions, 5G 0 12 2,790 - million
FWA connections 0 55 160 21% million
Mobile data traffic
Data traffic per smartphone 4.7 7.0 25 25% GB/month
Data traffic per mobile PC 12 15 25 9% GB/month
Data traffic per tablet 5.7 6.9 16 15% GB/month
Total data traffic**
Mobile data traffic 22 33 164 31% EB/month
Smartphones 20 31 160 31% EB/month
Mobile PCs and routers 0.7 0.8 1.0 3% EB/month
Tablets 0.7 0.9 2.8 22% EB/month
Fixed wireless access 4.3 6.3 53 43% EB/month
Total fixed data traffic 110 140 440 21% EB/month
Fixed broadband connections 1,080 1,160 1,440 4% million

Regional figures

Mobile subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR* 2019-2025 Unit
North America 380 390 440 2% million
Latin America 660 670 730 1% million
Western Europe 510 510 530 0% million
Central and Eastern Europe 580 570 580 0% million
North East Asia 1,970 2,050 2,200 1% million
China1 1,540 1,600 1,680 1% million
South East Asia and Oceania 1,060 1,130 1,280 2% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 1,090 1,120 1,280 2% million
Middle East and North Africa 720 730 880 3% million
Sub-Saharan Africa 700 750 950 4% million
Smartphone subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR* 2019-2025 Unit
North America 310 310 360 3% million
Latin America 480 510 590 2% million
Western Europe 380 390 480 4% million
Central and Eastern Europe 340 350 480 5% million
North East Asia 1,630 1,820 2,070 2% million
China1 1,290 1,440 1,610 2% million
South East Asia and Oceania 650 770 1,100 6% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 530 620 1,030 9% million
Middle East and North Africa 340 380 740 12% million
Sub-Saharan Africa 320 390 650 9% million
LTE subscriptions
North America 330 350 110 -17% million
Latin America 280 340 490 6% million
Western Europe 300 350 230 -7% million
Central and Eastern Europe 190 240 390 8% million
North East Asia 1,580 1,800 820 -12% million
China1 1,230 1,410 560 -14% million
South East Asia and Oceania 280 390 810 13% million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 410 550 820 7% million
Middle East and North Africa 120 170 450 18% million
Sub-Saharan Africa 50 90 270 21% million
5G subscriptions
North America 0 1 320 - million
Latin America 0 0 90 - million
Western Europe 0 0 290 - million
Central and Eastern Europe 0 0 160 - million
North East Asia 0 10 1,320 - million
China1 0 5 1,080 - million
South East Asia and Oceania 0 0 270 - million
India, Nepal and Bhutan 0 0 230 - million
Middle East and North Africa 0 1 80 - million
Sub-Saharan Africa 0 0 30 - million
Data traffic per smartphone
North America 6.3 8.5 45 32% GB/month
Latin America 2.7 3.9 22 34% GB/month
Western Europe 5.4 8.2 36 28% GB/month
Central and Eastern Europe 4.2 5.8 24 27% GB/month
North East Asia 5.9 7.5 27 23% GB/month
China1 6.1 7.5 25 22% GB/month
South East Asia and Oceania 3.1 4.6 25 33% GB/month
India, Nepal and Bhutan 8.5 12 25 13% GB/month
Middle East and North Africa 3.4 5.0 23 28% GB/month
Sub-Saharan Africa 1.1 1.6 7.1 28% GB/month
Mobile data traffic
North America 2.1 2.8 16 34% EB/month
Latin America 1.1 1.7 11 37% EB/month
Western Europe 2.2 3.2 15 30% EB/month
Central and Eastern Europe 1.0 1.5 8 33% EB/month
North East Asia 8.6 12 50 26% EB/month
China1 7.1 10 37 24% EB/month
South East Asia and Oceania 1.8 3.2 25 40% EB/month
India, Nepal and Bhutan 3.6 6.0 21 23% EB/month
Middle East and North Africa 1.0 1.7 15 43% EB/month
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.21 0.33 4.0 52% EB/month

 

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