Mobile 2020, more connected thanks to smartphones

In the next five years the dissemination of mobile technology throughout the world will continue to grow, particularly as a result of emerging countries and geographical areas which, at this moment in time, have yet to reach levels of excellence: Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The GSMA report attests that by 2020, there will be a growth rate of single users of 4% and an increase in the global penetration rate from 50% to 59%. The number of smartphones in circulation will double, reaching a rate of 5.9 billion compared to the current figure of 2.6, and subscriptions to mobile internet will reach a penetration of 49%. Lastly, the connection speed will improve with 3G and 4G which will account for 69% of the total.