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60 percent of the world has mobile phones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2009 0:07 User comments (9)

60 percent of the world has mobile phones According to a new United Nations (UN) report, about 60 percent of the world's citizens now own a mobile phone The report states the large jump up is attributable to the strong growth in poor, developing countries, most notably China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
In 2002, only 14 percent of the world's population had any type of mobile phone.

According to the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the UN, there were 4.1 billion cell phone subscriptions as of the end of 2008, compared with just over 1 billion in 2002.

The report also added figures for Internet usage, noting that about 23 percent of the global population uses the Internet, up from over 12 percent from 2002.

Finally, the report ranked the world's nations on how "advanced their use of information and communications technology (ICT) is" and found Sweden to be the best. Sweden even had more cellular accounts than it had population in 2007. The United States fell to 17th.

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13.3.2009 15:13

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the report ranked the world's nations on how "advanced their use of information and communications technology (ICT) is" and found Sweden to be the best. Sweden even had more cellular accounts than it had population in 2007. The United States fell to 17th.

WTF SWE teh nub, U TXT.

how advance they are in using a said technology has nothing to do with cell accounts.

UN, STFU n GTFO.
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23.3.2009 19:30

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60 percent of the world has mobile phones

83% of all statistics are 50% made up.

33.3.2009 20:03
varnull
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They based the figure on the total of registered mobile numbers currently in use.

It doesn't bear any actual relation to the number of people who have a phone.. because I have 5 active pay and go accounts, and I suspect many other people here have more than one.

As with all these type of statistics just using a raw total/world population is inaccurate. If you break it down by country (no.. I can't be bothered) chances are some territories have more numbers than people.

43.3.2009 21:06
vballstud
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The other 40% are using these...



53.3.2009 21:12

DXR88 - let's reduce that sig size asap - it's 10x the limit. A member should know this. Link in my sig anyhow if you need a refresher.




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63.3.2009 21:48

Originally posted by binkie7:
DXR88 - let's reduce that sig size asap - it's 10x the limit. A member should know this. Link in my sig anyhow if you need a refresher.
it does say 500x200 or 50kb right? i dunno it just looks a bit big.

73.3.2009 22:15

Yep 500x200 @ 50 kb max is fine for image only sigs.





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825.3.2010 13:04
jo-b
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Originally posted by vballstud:
The other 40% are using these...



thats crazy who would ever use that???

925.3.2010 13:04
jo-b
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Originally posted by vballstud:
The other 40% are using these...



thats crazy who would ever use that???

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