Mobile communications

Statistics report on wireless mobile communications

Mobile communications

This report presents statistics and facts about mobile communications. It includes information on the overall market size and major players within the industry. Further chapters deal with the number of connections, subscriptions & users, and industry metrics such as ARPU (average revenue per user) and churn rate. Data on mobile traffic volume and mobile devices is also included in the report.

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  • Premium Statistic Number of global mobile subscriptions 1993-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of mobile subscriptions worldwide 2005-2022, by region
  • Premium Statistic Mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2005-2022, by region
  • Premium Statistic Top countries by number of mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 2021

Segment: Data

  • Premium Statistic Annual mobile monthly data usage worldwide 2015-2028
  • Premium Statistic Monthly tablet data traffic worldwide 2020-2028
  • Premium Statistic Smartphone traffic worldwide per month 2012-2028
  • Premium Statistic Global monthly mobile data usage per smartphone 2022 and 2028*, by region

Segment: Messaging

  • Premium Statistic SMS and MMS messages sent in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2021, by subscription type
  • Premium Statistic Number of SMS sent in Germany 2000-2022
  • Premium Statistic UK mobile network: Retail revenues from SMS and MMS Q1 2012-Q1 2022
  • Basic Statistic Share of SMS traffic in Kenya by operator 2018-2019
  • Premium Statistic UK mobile network: quarterly SMS and MMS message volumes Q1 2012-Q2 2022

Segment: ARPU

  • Premium Statistic Average revenue per mobile user (ARPU) per sim card 2015-2022, by selected country
  • Premium Statistic Wireless service average revenue per unit in the United States 1993-2021
  • Premium Statistic UK mobile network: average monthly revenue per pre-pay subscriber Q1 2012-Q2 2022
  • Premium Statistic UK mobile network: average monthly revenue per post-pay subscriber Q1 2012-Q4 2021
  • Premium Statistic ARPU of mobile network providers in Germany Q1 2012-Q4 2022


  • Basic Statistic Leading telecommunication operators worldwide based on revenue 2020
  • Premium Statistic Quarterly smartphone market share worldwide by vendor 2009-2023
  • Premium Statistic Telecom operators by brand value 2023
  • Premium Statistic Leading telecom infrastructure companies by brand value 2022
  • Premium Statistic Smartphone unit shipments worldwide 2007-2022, by vendor


  • Premium Statistic Adoption of 5G connections in 2030 by region
  • Premium Statistic Telecom services: global spending forecast 2008-2024
  • Premium Statistic Global unique mobile subscribers penetration 2022-2030, by region
  • Basic Statistic Monthly data traffic per smartphone worldwide 2016-2028
  • Premium Statistic Monthly data traffic per tablet worldwide 2016-2028

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