Global mobile penetration to match world population

Tuesday 8 October 2013 | 09:21 CET | News
There will be 6.8 billion mobile phone users by the end of this year, almost as many as there are people on the planet, according to the latest statistics from the ITU. Access to mobile broadband is still much lower, but growing quickly. Almost 50 percent of the world's people are covered by 3G networks, and almost 30 percent or 2.1 billion use mobile broadband. The number of users of 3G and 3G+ networks is growing at an average annual rate of 40 percent, the ITU said. The study also looks at the most highly developed information societies, in the ITU's ICT Development index. This was led in

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