Doubling the expected number of cellular data connections

31 October 2011
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Jim Morrish
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, cellular, mobile, WWAN
Number of Pages: 5

By 2020 there will be 16.6 billion non-handset data connections worldwide1. Four billion (24%) of these connections will be cellular wireless in nature. Theoretically, it would be possible to include cellular wireless capabilities in 11.9 billion of the remaining 12.6 billion non-cellular devices. This Research Note examines the share of this total potential opportunity that could be a realistic opportunity for the mobile industry.

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