We’re already big fans of mobile broadband, thanks to the mobility that it offers us. Now Ericsson, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile network equipment has given us some interesting statistics. According to the company, mobile broadband subscriptions have surpassed the half-a-billion mark globally. While that is already a significant milestone, the company notes that the number will double before the close of 2011, pushing the number of mobile broadband subscribers to over 1 billion.
To achieve this lofty figure, Asia is expected to spearhead the spike in users, followed by North America and Europe. To look even further, Ericsson estimates that 3.8 billion broadband subscriptions will be up for grabs by 2015, which is just a few short years away.RELATED