Ericsson’s mobility report for June provides a host of information on the state of mobile globally. Some of the important features of the report are
1) Total mobile subscriptions in Q1 2014 is around 6.8 billion.
2) Global mobile subscriptions grown at 7 % Yearly and 2% quarlerly. Global mobile penetration reached 93% in Q1 2014.
3) Top 5 countries by net additions
India +28 million
China +19 million
Indonesia +7 million
Thailand +6 million
Bangladesh +4 million
4) Mobile Subscription Outlook – 9.2 Billion Subscriptions by the end of 2019
5) 2.6 Billion LTE Subscriptions by the end of 2019
internet.org, a Non Profit initiative by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung plan to bring internet access to everyone. Two thirds of the world is not yet online & this initiative plans to bring it online. Recently Google launched helium ballons to bring internet access to the world. Internet.org partners will join forces to develop technology that decreases the cost of delivering data to people worldwide, and helps expand internet access in underserved communities. Developers, mobile operators and device manufacturers will work together to introduce business models that give people more ways to go online.
Internet.org is focused on enabling the next 5 billion people to come online. Building better networks, cloud computing, building systems to cache data efficiently, simpler mobile apps & others are some of the ways to reduce the cost of data delivery. Many tech companies, univ research projects & govt agencies are already working on bringing cheaper internet to the Masses. Partners will invest in tools and software to improve data compression capabilities and make data networks and services run more efficiently.