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This spreadsheet includes forecasts of total end-user volume sales for cellular devices such as data cards, dongles, and WWAN-enabled tablets, netbooks, and notebooks. Technology migration trends show 2G (GSM) devices continuing their sharp decline as 4G (LTE) devices take over quickly.


  • Ovum’s latest forecast calls for new device sales to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% from 2015 to 2021. In absolute terms, this is an increase from 2.21 billion in 2015 to 2.53 billion in 2021.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates market trends in device volume sales at a country and regional level.
  • Evaluates technology trends of device sales.

Key questions answered

  • What drives device volume sales forecasts for tier-2 markets?
  • What drives technology trends in device sales forecasts?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Total Cellular Device Forecast: 2016–21

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