ADOTAS – According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the global population will hit 7 billion any day now. According to mobile tech firm Ericsson, one-seventh of them will be accessing the Internet through a mobile device.
The 500 million mobile broadband subscriptions of 2010 will double this year, Ericcson says, with 400 million in the Asia-Pacific region. North America and Western Europe will grab 200 million each.
Back in July 2010, Ericsson claimed the 5 billionth plain-old mobile subscription was signed — 10 years prior, the company estimated there were 720 million subscriptions. The company estimated 2 million subscribers were joining the mobile morass daily.
By 2015, Ericsson estimates mobile broadband subscriptions will hit 3.8 billion while the U.N. estimates the global population will be 7.3 billion. When do we give up this “mobile device” business and get chips installed in our heads that ensure we’re never offline?