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On The Pulse Of The Networked Society



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ANCHOR LEAD: The world's largest supplier of mobile networks and services is out with its latest go-to source for trends and outlooks for worldwide mobility. Brian Osuch has the details. (:60) SCRIPT: Technology Now, I'm Brian Osuch. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report is out showing us where we're heading in mobile services and technology. Ericsson's Don McCullough. CUT: (McCullough) We saw steady growth over the past year with 2.5 billion mobile broadband subscriptions around the world. Today, the majority of these are still for basic phones, but by 2016 the number of smartphone subscriptions will surpass basic phones as they become more affordable. SCRIPT: 65 to 70 percent of all mobile phones sold this Q3 were smartphones… a trend expected to continue… CUT: (McCullough) By 2020, 90 percent of the world's population over 6 years old will have a mobile phone. In fact, many consumers in developing markets first experience the Internet on smartphones. The increase in data traffic between 2019 and 2020 will be greater than the sum of all mobile data traffic up until the end of last year. SCRIPT: McCullough says networks are going to enhance performance and support thousands of new use cases with 5G, which is expected in 2020. For more, go to Ericsson-dot-com-slash-Ericsson-Mobility-Report. That's Technology Now from Ericsson.
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