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Data provided by Wireless Intelligence.

Global WCDMA 'Family' subscriptions [total includes WCDMA + HSPA] Subscribers:
Global HSPA Subscribers:

Number of WCDMA Networks Launched: 375
Number of HSPA Networks Launched: 559
Number of HSPA+ Networks Launched: 347
Number of UMTS900 Networks Launched: 93
Number of LTE Networks Launched: 391


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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa65%14%
Asia Pacific34%46%
Latin America2%20%
Europe: Western0%15%
North America0%5%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Korea, North1%99%
Thailand0%92%
Andorra0%82%
Israel0%80%
Austria0%80%
Guernsey0%77%
Macao0%75%
Cyprus0%72%
Åland Islands0%71%
Portugal0%67%

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

OperatorPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
AIS0%3%
AT&T0%-3%
China Unicom0%4%
Claro (América Móvil)0%3%
NTT DOCOMO0%-5%
Smart (PLDT)0%3%
TIM (Telecom Italia)0%2%
Telcel (América Móvil)0%2%
Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Indonesia)0%11%
Vivo (Telefónica)0%-0%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa6%8%
Asia Pacific1%5%
Europe: Western-16%-3%
Latin America9%2%
North America3%-1%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa21%42%
Asia Pacific-7%18%
Europe: Western-100%-12%
Latin America-39%13%
North America13%-6%


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