Global - Mobile - Subscriber Statistics


Archived report. This report was archived in 2009 and has not been updated since. In 2009 there were around 4 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, with some of the more mature markets having over 100% penetration. The mobile industry is pinning its hopes on the emerging markets sustaining subscriber growth levels as the industry attempts to weather the economic downturn. So far this is holding true with both India and China reporting positive subscriber growth in late 2008. This report provides global subscriber statistics, together with regional breakdowns and forecasts of future growth. Detailed information on Prepaid and 3G can be found in separate reports.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Impact of financial crisis (2008/2009)
    • 2.1 Regional summary
    • 2.2 Mobile technologies
  • 3. Historical subscriber growth
    • 3.1 Subscriber growth differs around the world (2003-2007)
    • 3.2 Developed markets begins to saturate (1996-2002)
  • 4. Other statistics and forecasts
  • 5. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Worldwide mobile subscribers and annual change – 1993 - 2009
  • Table 2 - Mobile subscribers by region – 1993 – 2008
  • Table 3 – Worldwide market share of mobile subscribers by technology – 2008
  • Table 4 – Top 20 countries ranked by mobile penetration – 2004 - 2005; Q2 2007
  • Table 5 – Worldwide mobile phone penetration – 2008; 2009; 2011

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Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)

Number of pages 8

Status Archived

Last updated 19 Jan 2009
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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