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Mobile subscribers to reach 6.8 bln worldwide by Q4

Thursday 18 October 2012 | 12:44 CET | News
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Total mobile connections will stand at 6.8 billion including M2M communications, or 5.9 billion excluding M2M and inactive Sim cards by Q4, according to a study by GSMA. With consumers using an average of 1.85 Sim cards each, the total number of mobile subscribers globally will stand at 3.2 billion by Q4, growing to 4 billion within 2017. Global penetration based on total connections is set to exceed 100 percent in 2013, with mobile subscriber penetration standing at only 45 percent by the end of this year. Future mobile subscriber growth will be driven by demand among currently 'unconnected'

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