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Ovum’s Smartphone Connections Forecast: 2016–21 presents historical and forecast data for smartphone connections. It includes total smartphone connections, unique subscriptions, and penetration rates by total subscribers, population, and unique subscriptions for all regions and 67 major markets.


  • Globally, we expect smartphone connections to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% over 2016–22. Over 79% of mobile connections by 2022 will be used through a smartphone. In the developed parts of the world such as North America and Western Europe, over 88% of the connections are likely to be used through a smartphone in five years.

Features and Benefits

  • Allows clients to make comparisons across different tier-2 countries and Ovum regions regarding smartphone penetration.
  • Evaluates the size of the growth opportunity for smartphones across different tier-2 countries and Ovum regions.

Key questions answered

  • How will smartphone connections grow until 2022? Which markets are expected to grow faster?
  • What percentage of total connections are smartphones expected to account for in 2022?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Smartphone Connections Forecast: 2017–22

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