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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: 372
Number of HSPA Networks Launched: 580
Number of HSPA+ Networks Launched: 368
Number of UMTS900 Networks Launched: 95
Number of LTE Networks Launched: 440


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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa66%16%
Asia Pacific32%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%82%
Andorra0%82%
Israel0%81%
Austria0%81%
Guernsey0%77%
Åland Islands0%74%
Macao0%73%
Cyprus0%72%
Bhutan0%70%

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

OperatorPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
AIS0%-2%
AT&T0%-5%
Airtel (Bharti Airtel)-26%7%
China Unicom0%-5%
Claro (América Móvil)0%1%
Idea Cellular-13%12%
TIM (Telecom Italia)0%-2%
Telcel (América Móvil)0%1%
Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Indonesia)0%10%
Vivo (Telefónica)0%1%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa5%8%
Asia Pacific1%2%
Europe: Western-5%-3%
Latin America8%1%
North America3%-3%

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

RegionPercentage WCDMAPercentage HSPA
Africa25%34%
Asia Pacific6%12%
Europe: Western-18%-12%
Latin America42%-0%
North America13%-9%


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