May 29, 2022

Facts and Stats: 1.6 Billion Mobile Broadband Connections Globally, Q1 2013

From Wireless Intelligence:

Mobile broadband technologies have achieved an extremely rapid adoption rate and now make up around a quarter of total global connections, up from around 3% when WCDMA HSPA launched in 2005. HSPA, which makes up the vast majority of mobile broadband connections, is the fastest growing wireless technology ever, with a rate of adoption in its first six years some ten times greater than the take up of GSM mobile phones when they were first introduced in the mid-1990s.

© Wireless Intelligence 2013

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