Wireless & Mobile Landscape

Global Mobile Connections Forecast, 2018 – 2023: 5G has arrived

Mobile subscribers worldwide increasingly depend on a variety of mobile devices to stay connected. In addition to a mobile phone or smartphone, a subscriber can connect through a tablet or, increasingly, through an embedded modem in a connected car or another device. Connected devices in the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) also contribute to the growing number of mobile connections.

In this market study iGR forecasts the total number of mobile connections in the world over the next five years. The forecast breaks out the connections by worldwide region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and North America), air interface technology, and technology generation.


Key Questions Answered

  • How many wireless connections are there globally and in each major geographic region?
  • What is the split of those connections by technology type – both air interface (GSM, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE, 5G) and generation (2G 3G, 4G, 5G)?
  • How quickly will the number of 5G connections grow?
  • Which regions will see significant growth in 5G connections throughout the forecast period?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators
  • Device OEMs
  • Mobile infrastructure and equipment OEMs
  • Content providers and distributors
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
    • 5G Model Assumptions
  • Introduction
    • Regions
    • Defining 5G
  • Worldwide Overview
  • North America
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Worldwide Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table B: Worldwide Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 1: Worldwide Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 2: Connections by Region, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 3: Share of Connections by Region, 2018-2023 (percent)
  • Table 4: Worldwide Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 5: Worldwide Connection by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 6: North America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 7: North America Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 8: North America Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 9: Latin America Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 10: Latin America Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 11: Latin America Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 12: Europe Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 13: Europe Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 14: Europe Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 15: Middle East and Africa Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 16: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 17: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 18: Asia-Pacific Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 19: Asia-Pacific Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 20: Asia-Pacific Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts

  • Figure A: Worldwide Connections and Population, 2018-2023(000)
  • Figure B: Worldwide Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 1: 5G Capabilities
  • Figure 2: Worldwide Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 3: Connections by Region, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 4: Share of Connections by Region, 2018-2023 (percent)
  • Figure 5: Worldwide Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 6: Worldwide Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 7: North America Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 8: North America Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 9: North America Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 10: Latin America Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 11: Latin America Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 12: Latin America Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 13: Europe Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 14: Europe Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 15: Europe Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 16: Middle East and Africa Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 17: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 18: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 19: Asia-Pacific Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 20: Asia-Pacific Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 21: Asia-Pacific Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)

For additional information on the Global Mobile Connections Forecast, 2018-2023 market study, please contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or by email.