The Mobile Economy

[["id","title","description","data"],["1","NET TOTALS - SUBSCRIBERS - 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","5185.5, 1632.6, 237.2, 470.7, 1202.7, 428.8, 414.0, 323.8, 475.8"],["2","NET TOTALS - SUBSCRIBERS - 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","5795.8, 1879.4, 244.3, 480.9, 1260.9, 485.6, 485.0, 342.1, 617.6"],["3","NET TOTALS - INTERNET USERS- 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","3795.3, 1134.1, 172.3, 415.6, 907.2, 343.3, 262.2, 289.5, 271.1"],["4","NET TOTALS - INTERNET USERS- 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","4976.1, 1564.4, 214.3, 450.3, 1165.8, 423.7, 356.0, 323.3, 478.5"],["5","NET TOTALS - CONNECTIONS - 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","7955.1, 2672.7, 410.8, 675.1, 1653.8, 645.6, 670.8, 408.5, 817.9"],["6","NET TOTALS - CONNECTIONS - 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","8817.0, 3046.7, 414.4, 679.1, 1731.1, 689.2, 754.0, 429.4, 1073.2"],["7","NET TOTALS - IOT CONNECTIONS- 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","12.0, 1.6, 0.4, 2.4, 3.6, 0.6, 0.5, 2.8, 0.1"],["8","NET TOTALS - IOT CONNECTIONS- 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","24.6, 3.4, 0.7, 4.5, 8.0, 1.2, 1.1, 5.4, 0.3"],["9","PENETRATION RATE - SUBSCRIBERS - 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","66.9, 60.0, 80.7, 85.8, 81.9, 68.1, 64.0, 83.3, 45.0"],["10","PENETRATION RATE - SUBSCRIBERS - 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","70.5, 65.3, 82.0, 87.5, 84.5, 73.3, 68.0, 84.9, 50.2"],["11","PENETRATION RATE - INTERNET USERS- 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","48.9, 41.7, 58.6, 75.7, 61.8, 54.5, 40.5, 74.4, 25.6"],["12","PENETRATION RATE - INTERNET USERS- 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","60.5, 54.4, 71.9, 81.9, 78.2, 64.0, 49.9, 80.2, 38.9"],["13","PENETRATION RATE - CONNECTIONS - 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","102.6, 98.2, 139.7, 123.0, 112.6, 102.5, 103.7, 105.0, 77.3"],["14","PENETRATION RATE - CONNECTIONS - 2025","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Europe,Greater China,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub-Saharan Africa","107.2, 105.9, 139.1, 123.5, 116.1, 104.1, 105.8, 106.5, 87.2"],["15","Tech Migration - Global - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","5,18,56,20"],["16","Tech Migration - Global - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","23,25,52,0"],["17","Tech Migration - NORTH AMERICA - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","1,6,45,48"],["18","Tech Migration - NORTH AMERICA - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","6,12,82,0"],["19","Tech Migration - CIS - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","2,17,68,12"],["20","Tech Migration - CIS - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","25,42,33,0"],["21","Tech Migration - Latin America - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","5,21,67,7"],["22","Tech Migration - Latin America - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","17,35,47,0"],["23","Tech Migration - SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","12,58,27,3"],["24","Tech Migration - SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","45,46,10,0"],["25","Tech Migration - EUROPE - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","1,7,59,34"],["26","Tech Migration - EUROPE - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","14,28,58,0"],["27","Tech Migration - MENA- 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","10,36,48,6"],["28","Tech Migration - MENA- 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","31,40,29,0"],["29","Tech Migration - APAC - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","7,14,68,11"],["30","Tech Migration - APAC - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","27,25,48,0"],["31","Tech Migration - Greater China - 2025","2G,3G,4G,5G","0,0,53,47"],["32","Tech Migration - Greater China - 2019","2G,3G,4G,5G","13,5,83,0"],["33","MOBILE CONTRIBUTION TO GDP 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Greater China,Europe,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub Saharan Africa","4240.0, 1560.0, 101.0, 550.0, 758.7, 261.0, 191.0, 937.0, 144.0"],["34","MOBILE CONTRIBUTION TO GDP 2020","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Greater China,Europe,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub Saharan Africa","4900.0, 1910.0, 122.0, 720.0, 906.1, 300.0, 220.0, 1175.0, 185.0"],["35","REVENUE US$ MILLIONS - 2019","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Greater China,Europe,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub Saharan Africa","1032.0, 216.8, 24.5, 164.3, 172.3, 67.0, 65.8, 277.3, 44.0"],["36","REVENUE US$ MILLIONS - 2020","Global,APAC,Russia & CIS,Greater China,Europe,Latin America,MENA,North America,Sub Saharan Africa","1113.5, 229.6, 24.3, 166.9, 186.2, 70.8, 77.2, 306.8, 51.7"]]
2021

The Mobile Economy

The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. Produced by our renowned in-house research team, GSMA Intelligence, these reports contain a range of technology, socio-economic and financial datasets, including forecasts out to 2025. The global version of the report is published annually at MWC Barcelona, while regional editions are published throughout the year.

1.8 billion 5G connections by 2025

Developed Asia & the US to lead the way

49% of the population are Connected

Connected

Those who have used internet services on a mobile device.

Usage gap

Those who are within the footprint of mobile broadband but do not use it.

Coverage gap

Those who do not live within the footprint of a mobile broadband network.

49% of the population are connected

51%
Connected 4BN
41%
Usage gap 3.2BN
8%
Coverage gap 630M

Regional reports

Select an area on the map to access the regional report

Download previous reports