World has 6 billion mobile subscribers: UN telecom agency

According to a report from the U.N. Telecom agency, there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011.


It is believed that there are more than 7 billion people on our planet Earth and as per the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) roughly 86 out of 100 people own at least one cell phone, totalling approximately 6 billion subscriptions.

Out of the 6 billion mobile subscriptions, China alone is said to account for a billion of them and India is also soon expected to cross the 1-billion mark by next year. By the end of August 2012, India has 908.36 million wireless subscribers.
According to the agency, about 2.3 billion people which means one in three of the 7 billion people in the world, used Internet by the end of 2011.
ITU has said that nearly 70% of people who use the Internet live in wealthier and industrialized countries as compared to the 24% who live in comparatively poorer and developing nations.
The number is bound to increase with each passing day and it would not be long before we see the number of mobile subscriptions equal and also outnumber the total number of people in the world.

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