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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: 371
Number of HSPA Networks Launched: 570
Number of HSPA+ Networks Launched: 356
Number of UMTS900 Networks Launched: 91
Number of LTE Networks Launched: 420


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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa65%15%
Asia Pacific33%46%
Latin America2%19%
Europe: Western0%14%
North America0%5%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Korea, North0%100%
Thailand0%84%
Andorra0%82%
Austria0%81%
Israel0%81%
Guernsey0%77%
Macao0%74%
Åland Islands0%73%
Cyprus0%72%
Bhutan0%67%

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

OperatorPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
AIS0%-15%
AT&T0%-5%
Airtel (Bharti Airtel)-23%14%
China Unicom0%-5%
Claro (América Móvil)0%-3%
Idea Cellular-4%11%
TIM (Telecom Italia)0%-1%
Telcel (América Móvil)0%1%
Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Indonesia)0%11%
Vivo (Telefónica)0%-3%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa5%7%
Asia Pacific2%2%
Europe: Western-5%-3%
Latin America9%0%
North America3%-3%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa29%35%
Asia Pacific7%12%
Europe: Western-18%-12%
Latin America45%2%
North America13%-7%


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