Story image

Ericsson Mobility Report: APAC findings predict massive mobile growth

07 Jun 2016

A new report from Ericsson shows that Australia has the strongest performance, lowest latency and the highest cell edge downlink speed, with New Zealand following close behind.

The Ericsson Mobility Report shows that Australia's downlink throughput is around 2900kbps and cell-edge latency at around 55 ms, outperforming New Zealand and Singapore. The results rank far above other Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries such as Malaysia and the Phillipines.

The report also shows smartphone subscriptions in the APAC are continuing to climb at 1.425 billion, the highest in the world. This is despite smartphone adoption penetrating 108% of the region's population.

The technology behind these subscriptions is mainly limited to GSM and Edge, however the use of LTE/5G technologies will continue to grow.

The report says that LTE deployment in large markets such as China will drive its growth to 1.2 billion subscriptions by the end of 2021. The total amount of LTE subscriptions will reach 50% by the same time.

South Korea and Japan were the earliest adopters of LTE technology in APAC. In 2015, the two countries held 14% of worldwide LTE subscriptions.

As a result, mobile data traffic will increase by 2021 due to the growth and expansion of mobile subscriptions. Currently APAC Uses 2.1 ExaBytes per month but this is set to grow to more than 20 ExaBytes per month.

APAC is also the biggest adopter of the Internet of Things, at around 5 billion connected devices, although the biggest growth is expected to be in Western Europe over the coming years.

Global findings show that as of Q1, 2016, there were 7.4 billion overall mobile subscriptions, 3.7 billion mobile broadband subscription and 3.4 billion smartphone subscriptions.

Central and Eastern Europe had the largest market penetration at 144% of its regional population, as the rate of mobile subscriptions grows.

The development of mobile infrastructure in regions such as Latin America has been driven by affordability in developing regions, which is fuelling demand for mobile subscriptions.  

Cryptomining apps discovered on Microsoft’s app store
It is believed that the eight apps were likely developed by the same person or group.
A multi-cloud approach - what is in it for me?
OVH CEO Michel Paulin explains the benefits of a multi-cloud approach to an organisations digitalisation and what to consider before implementation.
IDC: Top 10 trends for Australia’s digital transformation
The CDO title is declining, 35% of us will be working with bots, the Net Promoter Score will be key to success, and more.
Why the IT service integration market is becoming highly automated
"The SIAM market is not large, but it is one of the fundamental pillars of every digital transformation strategy."
Intel and Rakuten partner to address 5G network gap
“We believe this full end-to-end virtualised network will help us to shift away from reliance on dedicated hardware and legacy infrastructure.”
Exclusive: How Australian businesses can foster customer loyalty with CX
From boardrooms to meeting rooms, there’s an overwhelming recognition of the importance of CX, particularly when it comes to building customer loyalty.
Spoofs, forgeries, and impersonations plague inboxes
It pays to double check any email that lands in your inbox, because phishing attacks are so advanced that they can now literally originate from a genuine sender’s account – but those emails are far from genuine.
HCL and IBM collaborate to encourage global hybrid cloud uptake
HCL announced a collaboration with IBM designed to help advance the hybrid cloud journeys of organisations worldwide.