Last year at this time we predicted that 2014 would finally be the year of the mobile and gathered a little data together to prove our point. As we close out 2014 and start thinking about what the next year might hold we wanted to go back to our last post of 2014 and see how close (if at all) our predictions for 2014 were.
Mobile Growth for 2014
Going back to the Internet Usage Report from the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) we see that mobile-broadband continues to growth steadily and while the majority of that growth is still in developed countries developing countries are also seeing a steady increase in mobile-broadband subscriptions.
ITU states that by the end of 2014 (right now as a matter of fact) there will be 2.3 billion mobile-broadband subscriptions globally. What’s interesting is that ITU also projects that 55% of all mobile-broadband subscriptions are expected to be in the developing world while in 2008 only 20% were with Africa’s growth rate is 40% (twice the global average).
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
We have some great posts lined up for you in 2014 and some great predictions from our bloggers, we’re very excited to welcome the First Footers and see what they forecast for the year ahead! We hope you all have a safe, fun and magical Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
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