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85% of world population to have 3G by 2017, says Ericsson

50 per cent of mobile broadband users will be using LTE by 2017, Ericsson claims

Ericsson has predicted that by 2017, there will be more than five billion mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide, by which point 85 per cent of the world’s population will have 3G coverage. The Swedish vendor said that by this time, 50 per cent of the world’s population will be covered by 4G and the total number of smartphone subscriptions will reach three billion.

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