closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
motorola xoom

The incredible popularity of media tablets is leading to increased uptake of mobile broadband services, it has been reported.

According to a new report from IHS iSuppli Wireless Communications, tablet shipments are on course to increase by 239 per cent during 2011.

And this surge in demand for iPads and related touch-screen devices has seen the number of mobile broadband deal subscriptions rise by 57.8 per cent.

IHS claimed that shipments of mobile broadband devices – such as tablets - are expected to grow to 157.9 million units this year, up from 100.1 million units.

Further growth is expected in the mobile broadband market next year, with a 38.1 per cent expansion expected in 2012.

By 2015, the firm expects 350.7 million units to be sold – with tablet broadband deals very much at the centre of the consumer IT experience.

The Apple iPad 2 remains the global market leader, with millions of the firm's second-generation media tablets being purchased since the product was launched in April 2011.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

Search news