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IoT device connections to surpass mobile phones by 2018: report

telecom | 06/01/2016 9:11 pm EDT

The majority of the 28 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2021 won’t be mobile phones, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. IoT devices are expected to grow 23 per cent every year between 2015 and 2021, and will have passed mobile phones by 2018 as the most connected device, with a total of 16 billion, the report said.   The findings, in part based on historical data and measurements in customer networks, were published Wednesday. Rima Qureshi, the report’s publisher and Ericsson AB’s senior vice-president and...

Canadian smartphone data to grow five times by 2020: Ericsson

Media | 06/03/2015 2:20 pm EDT

The new Mobility Report published Wednesday by Ericsson predicted that Canadian smartphone data usage will grow five times between 2014 and 2020, the company said in a press release. Ericsson said that average usage per smartphone user in North America will increase from 2.4 GB a month currently to 14 GB by 2020. Globally, it said smartphone subscriptions will more than double to 6.1 billion by 2020, accounting for 70 per cent of the world's population. “This immense growth in advanced mobile technology and data usage, driven by a surge in mobile connectivity and smartphone...