Source: 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 a wireless carrier's mobile network
Additional Note: This metric includes devices such as mobile phones and smartphones as well as other devices such as smartwatches and tablets for which consumers can purchase service subscriptions. Users' mobile device do not connect to a network that conforms to 5G or 4G specifications as defined by the standards organization 3GPP.
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.