Telecom, 2G, 3G and 4G forecast growth potential

Global wireless connections are expected to reach almost 9 billion in 2018 from 6.5 billion connections in 2013, said iGR.

Due to the proliferation of mobile devices, the global wireless penetration rate will rise from 91.8 percent in 2013 to 120 percent in 2018.

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In 2013, 2G connections comprised 63 percent of all mobile connections. As these 2G connections decline over the next five years, 3G connections will become predominant.

Fourth generation technologies, primarily LTE, will increase from 2.7 percent of all connections in 2013.

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