Topics Mobile Tech News Monday, December 18

Headlines

Contact us


Site search:
complete archives list




Site Sponsors:


Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at Sidepon.com to save money.


Strong Growth in Wireless Subscriber Base Resumes
Posted: 06-Jun-2005 [Source: In-Stat]

[In-Stat provides its Q2 update for worldwide mobile subscriber forecasts showing "robust expansion" after several years of slow growth.]

Scottsdale, AX -- Worldwide, wireless subscriber growth is experiencing robust expansion after several years of slower growth due to the economic downturn of the last few years, reports In-Stat. By 2009, the high-tech market research firm forecasts the worldwide wireless market will grow to more than 2.3 billion subscribers. There will be no relief from the ongoing battles for airlink supremacy over the next several years.

"GSM's steady growth through 2007 will turn negative as operators move subscribers to third-generation (3G) WCDMA," said David Chamberlain, In-Stat senior analyst. "While the second-generation GSM system (including GPRS & EDGE) will remain the dominant airlink throughout the forecast period, CDMA airlink standards (CDMA & WCDMA) will soon encroach on GSM's numbers. By 2009, WCDMA networks will be providing service for over 40% of the world's CDMA users." However, those inroads are much less dramatic, Chamberlain pointed out, when classifying WCDMA as an evolution of the GSM system.

A recent report by In-Stat found the following:

* The total number of new subscribers in 2004-2009 is expected to be 777.7 million worldwide.

* While China continues to lead the world in overall subscriber growth, the percentage growth leaders continue to be found in other parts of Asia, particularly the southern Asia region that includes India. Nearly two-thirds of all new wireless users will be Asia.

* European subscriber growth will continue to slow, and will stall in Scandinavia and western Europe.

* Japan's rapid transition to 3G accounts for a great deal of the WCDMA growth in the short term.

More...

Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen

LG G3 LG G3

HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z



 

Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2017 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC
webmaster@MobileTechNews.com