According to the ABI Research report, approximately c of the world’s population will subscribe to mobile-broadband services and due to the increasing Internet-surfing smartphone users it will boost to 1.5 billion in 2015.
Mobile Operator and mobile providers are starting to capitalize the increasing revenue growth in mobile broadband services, according to a new report.
“Mobile operators are starting to see burgeoning revenue growth in mobile broadband services,” sai Jeff Orr, ABI Research Principal Analyst, and added: “The cellular modems used to connect internet services to mobile devices are, therefore, gaining in popularity.”
The research firm also noted that while smartphones are used to access the internet by the majority of mobile internet subscribers, a continuously increasing number are using devices such as iPads, laptops, and netbooks.
The research also showed that portable Internet device such as USB dongles are still the most common devices being offered by majority of the network operators as they provide a number of advantages over PC cards, internal Mini-Cards, USB Modems, and mobile-hotspot routers.
“They are easy to carry and flexible to use, so it is very convenient for users to maintain internet access when they are away from home or office,” the research firm added.
In a different research conducted by ABI that was released last month, ABI highlights the increasing sales of smartphones such as Research in Motion’s BlackBerry devices and Apple’s iPhone devices. Researchers concluded that smartphones will be equipped with mobile Internet browsers within the next five years.