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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: 386
Number of HSPA Networks Launched: 383
Number of HSPA+ Networks Launched: 141
Number of UMTS900 Networks Launched: 45
Number of LTE Networks Launched: 49


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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Asia Pacific30%38%
Europe: Western28%24%
Europe: Eastern15%6%
Americas10%8%
Africa9%3%
Middle East6%8%
USA/Canada1%13%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Korea, North88%12%
Taiwan24%37%
Luxembourg23%33%
Sweden22%46%
Japan15%53%
Austria12%43%
Australia10%59%
Australasia10%57%
Korea, South0%71%
Macao0%63%

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

OperatorPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
AT&T Mobility0%2%
China Unicom0%32%
KT0%2%
NTT DOCOMO-32%15%
SK Telecom0%2%
SoftBank Mobile-21%17%
Telcel (América Móvil)7%17%
Turkcell-8%14%
Vivo (Telefónica)10%23%
Vodafone-4%11%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa9%23%
Americas10%19%
Asia Pacific-5%17%
Europe: Eastern2%14%
Europe: Western-6%11%
Middle East-3%17%
USA/Canada-15%3%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa53%130%
Americas53%103%
Asia Pacific-9%81%
Europe: Eastern17%70%
Europe: Western-16%55%
Middle East-3%98%
USA/Canada-31%30%


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