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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 key figures

Mobile subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
Worldwide mobile subscriptions 7810 8,040 8,940 2% million
> Smartphone subscriptions 5,020 5,550 7,400 5% million
> Mobile PC, tablet and mobile router subscriptions 270 290 330 2% million
> Mobile broadband subscriptions 5,630 6,160 8,060 5% million
> Mobile subscriptions, GSM/EDGE-only 2,010 1,720 700 -14% million
> Mobile subscriptions, WCDMA/HSPA 2,040 1,890 830 -13% million
> Mobile subscriptions, LTE 3,600 4,340 4,790 2% million
> Mobile subscriptions, 5G - 13 2,600   million
Mobile data traffic* 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
> Data traffic per smartphone 5.5 7.2 24 22% GB/month
> Data traffic per mobile PC 12.2 14.8 27 11% GB/month
> Data traffic per tablet 5.6 6.9 16 15% GB/month
Total data traffic*** 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
Total mobile data traffic 27 38 160 27% EB/month
> Smartphones 24 35 150 28% EB/month
> Mobile PCs and routers 2.1 2.7 7.5 18% EB/month
> Tablets 0.7 0.8 2.7 22% EB/month
Total fixed data traffic 110 140 400 20% EB/month
           
Fixed broadband connections 1,060 1,110 1,300 3% million

Regional key figures

Mobile subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
North America 380 390 430 2% million
Latin America 660 670 730 1% million
Western Europe 520 520 540 1% million
Central and Eastern Europe 580 580 590 0% million
North East Asia 1,970 2,050 2,170 1% million
> China1 1,540 1,610 1,690 1% million
South East Asia and Oceania 1,060 1,090 1,200 2% million
India 1,220 1,250 1,450 3% million
Middle East and Africa 1,420 1,480 1,830 4% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 700 750 960 4% million
Smartphone subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
North America 310 320 360 2% million
Latin America 480 510 600 3% million
Western Europe 390 390 490 4% million
Central and Eastern Europe 330 350 500 6% million
North East Asia 1,630 1,820 2,060 2% million
> China1 1,280 1,440 1,610 2% million
South East Asia and Oceania 640 730 1,030 6% million
India 590 670 1,170 10% million
Middle East and Africa 650 770 1,190 8% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 320 380 670 10% million
Mobile broadband subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
North America 380 390 430 2% million
Latin America 540 580 680 3% million
Western Europe 470 480 530 2% million
Central and Eastern Europe 430 470 570 3% million
North East Asia 1,690 1,820 1,970 1% million
> China1 1,400 1,520 1,660 1% million
South East Asia and Oceania 770 860 1,160 5% million
India 620 720 1,340 11% million
Middle East and Africa 740 840 1,370 9% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 270 340 660 12% million
LTE subscriptions 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
North America 330 360 110 -17% million
Latin America 280 340 500 7% million
Western Europe 310 360 230 -7% million
Central and Eastern Europe 190 250 410 9% million
North East Asia 1,580 1,800 900 -11% million
> China1 1,230 1,420 750 -10% million
South East Asia and Oceania 280 380 760 12% million
India 460 610 1,160 12% million
Middle East and Africa 180 260 720 19% million
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 50 90 280 22% million
Data traffic per smartphone* 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
North America 7.0 8.5 45 32% EB/month
Latin America 3.1 4.3 22 32% EB/month
Western Europe 6.2 8.8 36 26% EB/month
Central and Eastern Europe 4.5 6.1 24 26% EB/month
North East Asia 6.9 8.7 24 18% EB/month
> China1 7.1 8.8 22 17% EB/month
South East Asia and Oceania 3.6 4.9 21 28% EB/month
India 10.2 13.6 24 10% EB/month
Middle East and Africa 2.7 3.7 18 29% EB/month
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 0.9 1.3 6.9 33% EB/month
Total mobile data traffic 2018 2019 Forecast 2025 CAGR** 2019-2025 Unit
North America 2.5 3.3 17 31% EB/month
Latin America 1.4 2.0 11.6 34% EB/month
Western Europe 2.6 3.7 16 28% EB/month
Central and Eastern Europe 1.2 1.7 9.5 33% EB/month
North East Asia 10.5 15 47 21% EB/month
> China1 8.5 11.8 35 20% EB/month
South East Asia and Oceania 2.3 3.5 20 34% EB/month
India 4.6 6.9 22 21% EB/month
Middle East and Africa 1.7 2.6 18 38% EB/month
> Sub-Saharan Africa2 0.25 0.40 4.2 48% EB/month

* Active devices

** 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