Wednesday, 11 March 2009 
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Global WCDMA 'Family' subscriptions [total includes WCDMA + HSPA] Subscribers:    
Global HSPA Subscribers:  

Number of WCDMA Networks Launched:   182
Number of HSPA Networks Launched:   116


Percentage Split of WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Connections by Region:

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Asia Pacific42%35%
Europe: Western40%33%
USA/Canada7%25%
Europe: Eastern6%1%
Middle East2%2%
Africa2%2%
Americas1%2%

Top Ten Countries Ranked by WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Penetration:

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Japan66%6%
Australia49%23%
Singapore48%3%
Luxembourg46%2%
Hong Kong43%3%
Brunei Darussalam39%0%
Taiwan38%3%
Korea, South36%36%
Guernsey34%1%
Italy34%8%

Top Ten Operators Ranked by WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Connections:

OrganisationRegionConnections WCDMAConnections HSPA
NTT DoCoMoJapan50,564,5232,918,954
AT&TUnited States of America20,861,73820,861,738
Softbank MobileJapan17,616,0002,418,000
VodafoneItaly9,514,9543,330,234
3 (Hutchison)Italy8,742,3511,283,297
KTFKorea, South8,266,0818,266,081
SK TelecomKorea, South8,239,4558,239,455
VodafoneGermany7,686,0002,305,800
OrangeFrance7,531,9311,207,371
VodafoneSpain6,831,0002,049,300

Top Ten Operators Ranked by WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Net Additions (Quarterly):

OrganisationRegionConnections WCDMAConnections HSPA
AT&TUnited States of America3,858,5343,858,534
T-MobileGermany1,543,546178,335
NTT DoCoMoJapan1,476,461739,900
Softbank MobileJapan1,165,510615,691
OrangeFrance1,082,631133,364
SK TelecomKorea, South964,8181,110,311
SFRFrance865,912106,718
KTFKorea, South858,258858,258
VodafoneItaly782,834478,852
WindItaly757,005114,069

Top Ten Operators Ranked by WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Growth Rates (Quarterly):

OrganisationRegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Tigo (Millicom)Paraguay138%164%
Tigo (Millicom)Guatemala134%243%
Tigo (Millicom)Bolivia124%125%
Tigo (Millicom)Honduras123%123%
ZappRomania122%142%
Tigo (Millicom)El Salvador115%106%
BatelcoBahrain101%101%
Mobitel (Sri Lanka Telecom)Sri Lanka91%100%
Claro (America Movil)Paraguay73%89%
SafaricomKenya71%67%

Regional WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Growth Rates (Quarterly):

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Americas49%51%
USA/Canada25%25%
Europe: Eastern23%43%
Africa23%31%
Middle East19%29%
Europe: Western12%21%
Asia Pacific9%19%

Regional WCDMA (Family) / HSPA Growth Rates (Year on Year):

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Americas1,070%594%
Africa161%182%
USA/Canada146%158%
Europe: Eastern130%266%
Middle East126%398%
Europe: Western59%161%
Asia Pacific54%198%

 

[** ]  All subscriber numbers refer to the most recent quarter

 
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