Monday, May 26, 2008

Half The World Has A Cell Phone

Half of World's Population
The number of mobile phone users world soared to over 3.3 billion by the end of 2007, equivalent to a penetration rate of 49 percent, the International Telecommunications Union has said in a report.Africa showed the strongest gains over the past two years and more than two thirds of all mobile subscribers were from developing countries by the end of 2007, the ITU said. This is 'a positive trend that suggests that developing countries are catching up," the report said. Mobile subscription growth stood at 39 percent annually in Africa between 2005-2007, and 28 percent in Asia over the same period.India and China added 154 million and 143 million new subscribers respectively.

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