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India, China to account for 50 per cent of new mobile subscribers by 2020, says a recent report

July 04, 2017

According to the 2017 edition of the ‘Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific’ report published recently, India and China will account for about 50 per cent of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added globally by end 2020. As per the report, India will account for 27 per cent (206 million) and China for 21 per cent (155 million) of the approximately 753 million new mobile subscribers to be added by end 2020.

Further, the unique mobile subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole is expected to increase from 2.7 billion during end 2016 to 3.1 billion during end 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the global growth. Moreover, mobile penetration in the Asia-Pacific region (as a percentage of the population) will increase from 66 per cent in 2016 to 75 per cent in 2020.

Meanwhile, the report also highlights how the region’s mobile industry will be a growing contributor to Asia’s economy and would play a pioneering role in the launch of 5G services.


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