As the telecom networks are expanding, smartphones are becoming the center points for not only economy uplift but also seeking education. The result is that a massive 1.2 billion people are seeking education through smartphones for themselves or their children.

The smartphone industry is ever-growing, and with its growth, it is also having a massive impact on infrastructure and innovation. According to a report, more than 5 billion people are now connected to mobile networks, and 400 million new subscribers have joined mobile networks since 2015.

The report named as “Mobile Industry Impact” highlights the United Nation’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) which are actually 17, but it focuses only on the ones in which Mobile Network Access play a significant role, especially SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

The report notes that there are now 750,000  smartphone education mobile apps, which is up by 62 percent from 2015.

The progress is the result of mobile network coverage which is driving new business models. “More than two-thirds of the people on the planet are now connected to a mobile network and, for many, mobile is the primary – sometimes only – channel for accessing the internet and life-enhancing services,” said Mats Granryd, director general of the GSMA, a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide.

According to a statistical analysis, it is expected that more than half of the world’s population will be able to access the internet through smartphones. Due to increased coverage around the world, this number has already increased by 36% from 2015.

For example, the study highlights that around 250 million people have started using the mobile money since 2015, bringing the total number of mobile money accounts to 690 million around the world which has hugely helped in expanding financial inclusions.