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Ericsson confirms 5 billion mobile lines worldwide

Friday 9 July 2010 | 11:52 CET | News

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The 5 billionth mobile subscription was recorded on 8 July, according to Ericsson estimates based on industry information. In the year 2000, about 720 million people had mobile subscriptions, less than the amount of users China alone has today. Mobile broadband subscriptions are growing at a similar pace and are expected to amount to more than 3.4 billion by 2015 (from 360 million in 2009). Studies show that soon 80 percent of all people accessing the internet will be doing so using their mobile device. In developing countries, mobile subscriptions allow people who do not have access to a

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