The world has 6-billion cell phone subscriptions

The world has 6-billion cell phone subscriptions
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency within the United Nations, reports that there are roughly 6-billion cell phone subscriptions in the world.

Given that there are about 7-billion people in the world that is quite a statistic. The report does not immediately state how many of those subscribers are actually owners of multiple accounts, which is common in developed countries.

China accounts for 1-billion of the global subscriptions, and it is expected that India will surpass that mark this year. The ITU also reports that 2.3-billion people were internet users at the end of 2011. Of those, 70% live in wealthier industrialized nations.

source: Yahoo! News


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