New data from GSMA Intelligence has revealed that more than a third of global internet connections will most likely be on 4G-LTE networks by the end of 2015.
According to the data released today, 4G deployment continues to accelerate across the world with the number of 4G connections doubling from 200 million at the end of 2013 to almost half a billion (490 million) at the end of 2014.
“GSMA Intelligence forecasts that global 4G connections will grow at more than 30 per cent a year from 2014 to 2020,” said Hyunimi Yam, the Chief Strategy Officer at GSMA Intelligence. “There is a tipping point we typically see when 4G grows to account for more than 20 per cent of a market that drives adoption of new services.”
The report also reveals that seven percent of all global mobile connections are running on 4G with almost half (47%) of the world’s 4G connections based in Asia Pacific.