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The mobile world economy

Monday, 4 March, 2013

Let’s start with a definition of “subscriber“. In the mobile phone business the term is used to refer to a person who has an account with a mobile network carrier. People are called subscribers because they subscribe to the carrier’s mobile phone services.

When it comes to subscriber numbers, the statistics are breathtaking. Last year, the worldwide number of mobile subscribers reached 3.2 billion. One billion subscribers were added in the last four years, alone. The four-billion subscriber mark will be passed in 2018 and by then, 80 percent of the global population will be connected via a mobile device. All this, and much, much more can be found at “The Mobile Economy“, which was compiled by AT Kearney for the GSM Association.


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