News Articles

Saturday, July 17, 2010

GSMA confirms 5 billion mobile connections worldwide

Earlier this month ABI Research predicted there'd be 5 billion mobile phones worldwide by the end of the year… yet a few days later Ericsson estimated there were already 5 million mobiles.

Now the GSMA – one of the mobile industry's global trade associations – has confirmed the 5 billion figure, putting its weight behind recent figures from Wireless Intelligence. It points out that the last million subscribers were added in 18 months – and says we'll add another million in little over another year and a half. 74% of the world's population now has a mobile phone; penetration in Western Europe is 130%.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Retailing, NewsNumber of views: 588

Tags: gsmaresearch

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«September 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement