India leads in number of mobile subscribers, 26+ million new addition in Q1 2015: Ericsson mobility report

India has showcased a whopping growth in terms of number of mobile subscribers with a net addition of more than 26 million subscribers in Q1 2015, according to a mobility report published by Ericsson. On a global front, the total number of mobile subscribers has reached 7.2 billion.

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Following India is China with a net addition of more than 8 million subscribers. Myanmar tops the chart next with more than 5 million additions. Indonesia and Japan listed around 4 million subscribers each. The increase in number of subscribers is a result of increasing smartphone penetration.

In Q1 2015, 75 percent of mobile phones are sold, which was 65 percent during Q1 2014. Ericsson estimated that the smartphone usage will double by 2020, reaching 6.1 billion. The future of internet is sure to be accounted on smartphones and 80 percent will be covered by mobile data traffic.

The growth in LTE technology is another notable factor. An approximate of 105 million additions is found in LTE network, registering a total of 600 million subscriptions. “Each year until 2020, mobile video traffic will grow by a staggering 55 per cent per year and will constitute around 60 per cent of all mobile data traffic by the end of that period,” the report added.

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