Mobile broadband growing faster than any technology in human history

by Curtis Lee Fulton

“Mobile broadband is growing faster than any technology in human history,” finds a new study from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a pro-Internet advocacy group backed by the UN.

The study found that in 2012, 13 countries had mobile Internet access that exceeded one subscription for every two users. Today, that number has shot up to 32. Additionally, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Korea and Sweden now have mobile broadband penetration “in excess of 100 connections per capita.”

The commission predicts that by the end of the year, mobile broadband subscriptions will exceed wired broadband subscriptions by a ratio of 3:1, up from 2:1 two years ago.