The number of mobile video calling services rose 50 percent to 1.8 billion globally in 2020, rising from 1.2 billion in 2019, Juniper Research said.
The number of mobile video calling service users will be reaching 4.5 billion users by 2025, representing 50 percent of global mobile subscribers.
North America and Europe regions will experience considerable uptake of mobile voice and video calling solutions over the next four years. By 2025, over 70 percent of mobile subscribers are anticipated to use mobile video calling solutions in these regions; owing to high smartphone ownership and the ubiquitous availability of video calling services.
Research co-author George Crabtree said: “Innovation in the mobile voice and video space will come from consumer devices beyond smartphones, enabled by the IP-based nature of video calling services. This provides the perfect platform for the development and rollout of new video calling services over the next four years.”
The global number of VoLTE connections will grow 60 percent to 5.5 billion by 2025 from 3.3 billion in 2021 – driven by increasing adoption of 5G subscriptions by mobile subscribers, as VoLTE services are included in 5G standards.