7 Billion People, 6 Billion Cell Phones

7 Billion People, 6 Billion Cell Phones

“There are seven billion people on earth, and six billion cell phone contracts …. China and India each have about one billion cell phone subscriptions. Twice as many people have access to the Internet via cell phones, as those with fixed connections.”

“Six Billion Cell Phones In World Of Seven Billion,” Worldcrunch

The figures are from the annual report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies.

More:

“ITU releases latest global technology development figures,” ITU press release

Measuring the Information Society 2012 — download it from this webpage.

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