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Mobile broadband subscriptions top 2.4 billion in Q2 2014

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Mobile broadband technology continues to reach more people all around the world, with global mobile broadband subscriptions reaching 2.4 billion in Q2 2014, the latest update to the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals.

Total mobile subscriptions reached 6.8 billion in Q2 2014. Of these, 80 million new subscriptions were added during Q2 2014, with around 12 million coming from China, 5 million from Russia and 5 million from India, the three countries to show the fastest growth in the quarter. Many subscribers have multiple subscriptions, so the total global number of subscribers is estimated at 4.6 billion.

An estimated 40 million new LTE subscriptions were added during Q2 2014.

The interim report also shows that data traffic grew 60 percent from Q2 2013 to Q2 2014.

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