Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Top 7.1 Billion, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Around the world, the wireless market continues to grow.  As of December 2017, there were 409 million mobile devices in use in the U.S. (according to Plunkett Research estimates).  This amount was up from only 233 million in 2006.  On a global basis, Plunkett Research estimates there were 8.2 billion subscriptions as of early 2018.  The GSMA industry association estimates that the number of subscriptions will grow to 8.9 billion by 2020. However, the actual number of individuals who subscribe to wireless connections is considerably lower than the total number of subscriptions.  There are several reasons for this.  In emerging…

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