The Mobile Economy

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2022

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.

2 billion 5G connections by 2025

Developed Asia & the US to lead the way

53% 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.

53% of the population are connected

53%
Connected 4.19BN
41%
Usage gap 3.2BN
6%
Coverage gap 450M

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