Source: Insider Intelligence | eMarketer, October 2022 - May 2023
Note: a 3G, EDGE, 2G, or other legacy cellular-enabled device with an active prepaid or postpaid wireless service agreement that connects at least once per month to China Mobile's mobile network
Additional Note: Handsets may also be able to access 4G or 5G networks, but the users do not enter areas where they are able to connect to 4G or 5G networks on a monthly basis. Users' mobile devices do not connect to a network that conforms to 5G or 4G specifications as defined by the standards organization 3GPP. Mobile devices may be used to accomplish any phone-based activity, including making voice calls, sending SMS messages, or accessing the internet.
Methodology: Estimates are based on the analysis of survey and traffic data from research firms and regulatory agencies, sales projections, historical trends, company-specific data, and demographic and socioeconomic factors.