Report says there will be 172 million subscriptions by 2017
The mobile broadband tablet market will add 150 million new data subscriptions in the next five years.
Strategy Analytics says there will be 172 million tablet broadband subscriptions by 2017 - an increase of 700 per cent.
Susan Welsh di Grimaldo, director Mobile Broadband Opportunities (MBO) at Strategy Analytics, said: "Less than 13 percent of the global tablet installed base will have active mobile broadband service in 2012, yet in the US, both AT&T and Verizon Wireless saw tablets play a key role in net subscriber additions in Q2 this year.
"Service revenues from tablets will be an important incremental growth source for mobile operators, with global tablet service revenues reaching US$15 billion in 2017. Multi-device shared data plans and 4G LTE are key drivers for tablet subscriptions.
Mobile data traffic from tablets will surge to more than 2.7 million Terrabytes in 2017, representing an 80.4 per cent CAGR from 2012.