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This spreadsheet includes forecasts of end-user volume sales for cellular devices such as handsets, data cards, dongles, WWAN-enabled tablets, netbooks, and notebooks. Technology migration trends show the impact of 5G uptake on the other mobile technologies.


  • Ovum's latest forecast for new device sales expects a growth of 0.68% CAGR from 2018 to 2023. In absolute terms, this is an increase from 2.22 billion in 2018 to 2.30 billion in 2023.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates market trends in device volume sales at a country and regional level.
  • Evaluates technology trends of device sales.

Key questions answered

  • What drives device volume sales forecasts for tier-2 markets?
  • What drives technology trends in device sales forecasts?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Total Cellular Device Forecast: 2018–23