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3GPP Mobile Broadband Subscriber Growth

3GPP mobile broadband technology (UMTS-HSPA) grew by 11.9 million new subscriptions, of the total (net) 16.3 million mobile subscriptions added in the second quarter 2010 throughout the Americas, according to the latest report from 3G Americas.

3GPP represented 73 percent of the total (net) new connections in the mobile industry in North, Central and South America in the second quarter.

"The Americas was the world's fastest-growing region for UMTS-HSPA subscriptions in the year ending June 2010 and helped the technology break through the half-billion milestone to reach 535 million subscriptions worldwide during the second quarter, representing 11 percent of total global mobile subscriptions, up from 9 percent in the second quarter of 2009," said Mike Roberts, Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media.

Only GSM and UMTS-HSPA realized new subscription gains in the Western Hemisphere during the second quarter. GSM added close to 7 million new connections, while UMTS-HSPA added 11.9 million new connections, for a total of 18.8 million new connections.

Other technologies showed a net loss of nearly 1.8 million customers in the region.

Total 3GPP subscriptions (GSM-HSPA) in the Western Hemisphere reached 636 million as of June 2010 and captured 75 percent share of market, rising a percentage point from the first quarter of 2010. In the second quarter alone, there were 18.8 million new GSM-HSPA subscriptions reported in the Western Hemisphere.

Overall, there were 78.2 million new GSM-HSPA subscriptions added in the Western Hemisphere from June 2009 to June 2010.

In the 12 months ending June 2010, there were 38 million new UMTS-HSPA 3GPP mobile broadband connections for a total of nearly 86.3 million 3G subscribers, which represented 79 percent growth in the region on 70 commercial UMTS-HSPA mobile networks.

At the second quarter of this year, there were nearly 4.5 billion 3GPP connections worldwide, with 3GPP mobile broadband subscriptions well past the half billion point at 535.5 million UMTS-HSPA connections -- a number that continues to grow and represents 11 percent of all mobile subscriptions.

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