GSMA: Smartphones Fueling Mobile Ecosystem Growth in Latin America

SAN FRANCISCO–()–Smartphones now account for six out of ten mobile connections in Latin
America, helping to fuel a surge in social media usage and other
mobile-based services across the region. According to new data from the
GSMA’s ‘Mobile Trends Report’, published at Mobile World Congress
Americas this week, there were 690 million mobile connections in Latin
America in the current quarter, with smartphones accounting for 60 per
cent of these connections. The new report also highlights the region’s
accelerating migration to 4G, which now accounts for almost a quarter of
connections.

“Smartphones accounted for fewer than one in ten connections as recently
as 2012, so we have seen extremely strong growth over the last few
years, which has helped migrate Latin American…

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