Mobile phones to outnumber people on Earth by year’s end, UN says

There are 7.1 billion people in the planet and 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions

“Every day we are moving closer to having almost as many mobile- cellular subscriptions as people on earth,” Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, wrote in United Nations'  latest report on ICT.

If the current growth rate for cell-phone use continues, by the end of 2013 , there will be more mobile-phone subscriptions than there are people in the world, the report highlights. Currently there are 7.1 billion people in the planet and 6...

This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now