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Mobile phones will reach 90 percent penetration by 2020

This prediction was produced in an Ericsson Mobility Report that was recently issued by the company.

According to a recent Ericsson Mobility Report, within the global population over the age of 6 years, there will have been a 90 percent penetration of mobile phones by the year 2020, and there will be an estimated 6.1 billion smartphone subscriptions around the world.

The report showed that the markets that will experience the fastest growth include India and China.

India has already seen 18 million new mobile phones subscriptions, and China is anticipated to see 12 million new subscriptions, within the third quarter of this year, alone. In this year as a whole, the report predicted that there will be a worldwide total of 2.7 billion subscriptions when the 800 million new subscriptions that will have been added throughout the year. The report revealed this year’s growth trends while predicting that they will continue at a rapid rate over the five years to follow.

The report also showed that the use of mobile phones in terms of internet traffic will grow in specific areas.

Mobile Phone UseFor example, by 2020, of all of the mobile data traffic consumed worldwide, there will be an increase in video traffic to the point that it will make up 55 percent of total data. This will represent an increase in video traffic by ten times.

These forecasts were meant to provide a comprehensive update with regards to mobile trends. The predictions were based on big data that was gleaned from live networks around the world. According to the Ericsson senior vice president, chief strategy officer, and head of M&A, Rima Qureshi, “The falling cost of handsets, coupled with improved usability and increasing network coverage, are factors that are making mobile technology a global phenomenon that will soon be available to the vast majority of the world’s population, regardless of age or location.”

Qureshi went on to add that this most recent report from Ericcson has shown that in six years from now, there will be greater connectivity through subscriptions with mobile phones around the world than has ever been seen.

Mobile security app partnership opens between SAP and Ericsson

This new deal between the two companies was first revealed by SAP’s chief executive at the CTIA 2014.

SAP has now announced its new partnership with Ericsson for the purpose of being able to create an open mobile security platform that will be both effective and device friendly, according to Bill McDermott, the CEO of SAP, who spoke in Las Vegas at the CTIA 2014.

McDermott explained that this type of business friendly application has now become vital.

He explained that it was very important for enterprises to form mobile apps that are business friendly and that boost and simplify productivity. It is key for apps to function and scale with operating systems as companies need to turn any device, no matter where it is, into a gadget that can be productive and that will have adequate mobile security.

SAP feels that proper function and mobile security are critical features for enterprise apps.

Mobile Security PartnershipMcDermott pointed out that “SAP remains device agnostic.” He added “Because betting against consumer choice is a fool’s bet.” As a component of the partnership that SAP has formed with Ericsson, the German software giant’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software is going to be hosted on the Ericsson Cloud. This choice was made to make it simpler for mobile operators to be able to address any tablet and smartphone security issues that could occur.

The cloud based SAP Mobile Secure solutions will be offered by Ericsson to over 400 different mobile network operators. As McDermott spoke at the event, he made reference to Samsung as another part of this deal. However, a spokesperson from SAP later clarified that the CEO had only been combining the announcement of the partnership with Ericsson with another separate partnership that had been made between SAP and Samsung, which had already been announced the week beforehand.

It seems that the partnership to which McDermott had actually been referring when he went on to mention the Samsung brand was not this latest mobile security effort, but was a separate agreement in which Samsung is now starting to test and operate SAP mobile apps on their tablet product, called the Galaxy Tab Active. This, according to the SAP head of products and innovation PR, Susan Miller.