Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
1 billion GSM customers around the world.
Posted on 23-Feb-2004 17:14 | Tags Filed under: News


1 billion GSM customers around the world.
More than one billion people, almost one in six of the world's population, are now using GSM mobile phones. This number has been reached only 12 years after the launch of the first networks based on this standard.

The GSM mobile standard is now adopted by more than 200 countries and territories. As the choice of 80 per cent of all new mobile customers, GSM has driven wireless take-up to the extent that mobile phones now outnumber fixed telephone lines globally.

"Throughout its relatively short history, GSM has regularly beaten growth forecasts," said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association and member of its Board.

"As recently as the turn of the year, we thought we would hit the billion landmark sometime in March -- but GSM has not lost its capacity to surprise and delight. Operator connections are running faster than anticipated and we actually passed the milestone earlier this month.

"GSM was born out of the revolutionary vision that mobile phones should keep customers connected anytime, anywhere, even when crossing borders. That revolution has gained currency and support faster than even the most optimistic dreams of its founders," he added.


More information: http://www.gsmworld.com...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Kodi recommendations
Created by Thickcnut, last reply by driller2000 on 22-Aug-2017 19:40 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Uploading Passport Photo Issue
Created by allan, last reply by kiwiharry on 21-Aug-2017 18:43 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


rail between Auckland, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by tdgeek on 22-Aug-2017 20:53 (96 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Pay & Go price increase
Created by DarkShadow, last reply by snowfly on 22-Aug-2017 22:19 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Investing your Money
Created by sonyxperiageek, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 22-Aug-2017 23:59 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Odd but Yum Sandwiches
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Geektastic on 23-Aug-2017 02:39 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Modem Recommendation
Created by sbowness, last reply by Kiwifruta on 22-Aug-2017 22:23 (11 replies)

Anyone else disabled voicemail?
Created by paulchinnz, last reply by cadman on 22-Aug-2017 10:33 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3