Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Number Of Mobile Phone Users Globally Is To Surpass Five Billion By Mid Of This Year-Study
According to a study released by The Association of Mobile Operators (GSMA), the number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year. With the population in Asia and notably in India, is on the rise. The number which stood at 4.8 billion a year ago, should mushroom to 5.7 billion or three quarters of the world's population by 2020. Asia will account for around half of the total growth, with India alone adding some 310 million new subscribers in the coming three years. The study also showed trend towards broadband networks and smartphones, it also highlighted the mobile industry's growing contribution to economic activity and social development.