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By 2020, 90% of world population over 6 years will have smartphones: Study

About 85% of subscriptions will be for mobile broadband, reveals Ericsson report

Debarghya Sanyal  |  New Delhi 


As an increasing number of people are upgrading from basic handests to smartphones and 'phablets', and this trend is likely to only increase in the years to come. If the findings of a conducted by are anything to go by, 90 per cent of the world's population above six years of age will own smartphones by the year 2020. Of the total subscriptions, 85 per cent will be for services. 

Here are the key findings the detailing in numbers growth of the market in the January-March quarter of calendar year 2015, as well as drawing predictions for the cellular world in the coming decade:

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First Published: Fri, June 05 2015. 19:22 IST
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