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Mobile Cellular Data Connections Rise 75% Since 2016

The total number of cellular connections worldwide with mobile data (excluding M2M) have risen 75% since the end of 2016 – from 3.89 billion to 6.82 billion. Mobile data connections comprise both Talk, Text & Data SIMs and Data-only SIMs. Over the same time, the total number of cellular connections rose from 7.25 billion to 8.44 billion meaning that cellular connections with mobile data now comprise almost 81% of the total versus just 54% at the end of 2016.