Mobiles ‘to outnumber people next year’, says UN agency

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Next year, the International Telecoms Union, predicts that mobile subscriptions will outnumber the people living on this planet. There are currently 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions and 7.1 billion people. It is expected that subscriptions will pass the seven billion mark early in 2014.

“Every day we are moving closer to having almost as many mobile cellular subscriptions as people on earth,” said Brahima Sanou, director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.

“The mobile revolution is ‘m-powering’ people in developing countries by delivering ICT applications in education, health, government, banking, environment and business.” [Read more…]