Ericsson Mobility Report
On May 26, Digital News Asia (DNA) released its first Deep Dive report, which looked at the telecommunications space in Malaysia. Over the next two weeks, we will be publishing the articles from the PDF report on our portal, plus other stories. In this article, DNA founder Karamjit Singh takes a quick look at the industry and explains the rationale behind the Telco Deep Dive report.
The number of active cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices will increase three to four times by 2019, from 200 million at the end of 2013, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.
With 2013 coming to an end, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2014 and beyond.
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60% or 5.6 billion of these will be for smartphones.
Malaysian usage of instant messaging (IM) apps via smartphones has almost doubled in the last 12 months, according to a recently concluded analysis by Ericsson ConsumerLab of South-East Asia and Oceania.
According to a June 2013 Mobility Report released by Ericsson, a smartphone user is expected to more than quadruple mobile monthly data consumption from 450MB to an average of 2GB data per user in 2018. With the consumption of digital content via mobile devices set to rise even more in the coming years, mobile network operators need to brace themselves and their infrastructure to handle the load.
Mobile data traffic will continue to grow significantly in the coming years, a trend driven mainly by video, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.