Global Mobile Broadband Subscribers

Proof Point

By 2020, 4.3 billion consumers, or 60% of world population, are expected to have at least one mobile broadband connection

Global Mobile Broadband Subscribers

2008 – 2020F (billions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Unique Subscribers – Consist of people with at least one mobile broadband connection
  • Slowing Subscriber Growth – Forecasted to grow at 3% annually between 2015 and 2020 reflecting maturing market, down from 7% between 2008 and 2015
  • Majority of World Population – Close to 60% of global population will subscribe to some sort of mobile broadband by 2020, up from 50% in 2015
  • Growth Drivers – Driven by new subscribers in emerging markets as devices become more affordable, tariffs drop, and network speeds improve



Information Technology, Telecommunications


Date Last Updated

October 19, 2016

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