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.
Worldwide Cellular Connections Exceeds 2 billion
Posted on 22-Sep-2005 00:11 | Tags Filed under: News


Worldwide Cellular Connections Exceeds 2 billion
As recently as 2002 the mobile industry celebrated reaching 1 billion subscribers, just 20 years after it was introduced, making it the fastest growing technology at that time. In the same year it overtook the fixed network and its growth has carried on unabated with the second billion coming in a record 3 years.

The GSM family of technologies, which includes W-CDMA, reaches its own milestone of 1.5 billion subscribers, with 78% of the world market.

However, in many countries the cellular market is now maturing. There are several cases such as Sweden, Italy, Austria, UK where the market penetration is over 100% of the population. In these countries most of the interest is about people trading up to new phones and new network services, such as 3G.

The bulk of the new growth now is coming from large, less well-developed markets such as China, India, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Overall the cellular industry is expecting to ship around 750 million new phones this year. The cellular market is forecast to continue to grow at a high rate, although slower than recent years. According to the independent analyst firm, Ovum, it will reach 3 billion subscribers by the end of 2010.




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by tdgeek on 26-Feb-2017 09:41 (3321 replies)
Pages... 220 221 222


"Parents' lawsuit claims FaceTime caused daughter's death"
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 23-Feb-2017 11:03 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by tdgeek on 25-Feb-2017 07:34 (136 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


I paid the wrong Bank Account, what can I do - advice wanted?
Created by harlansmart, last reply by Rikkitic on 25-Feb-2017 22:46 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


What is this green cabinet for?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by MadEngineer on 24-Feb-2017 21:13 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


SureSignal missed calls
Created by hairy1, last reply by froob on 23-Feb-2017 20:23 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 24-Feb-2017 11:24 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Silly Cricket Scoring
Created by tdgeek, last reply by Jas777 on 22-Feb-2017 09:55 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4