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Mobile Internet - Mobile Phones
and Smart Mobile Phones

The increase in the number of mobile cell phones in the world has been impressive. The graph below shows subscriber growth between 2005 and early 2013, according to ITU figures. The 6.8 billion subscribers are approaching the 7.1 billion world population. The graph shows that as world mobile-cellular penetration approches 100%, market saturation grows and the growth rate decreases.

Mobile phones

The following graph shows penetration by geographic regions. The average world penetration stands at 96.2%, according to the ITU. Penetration rate (per 100 inhabitants) by geographic regions for 2013Q1 is as follows:

Mobile penetration


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Mobile Communications and Mobile Data Technologies
This report provides a global overview of the email, SMS, Instant Messaging (fixed and mobile), Multimedia Messaging Service and Unified Communication sectors, including broad statistics, where available. Read more.

European Mobile Market Report
Read about the enormous potential for mobile data market in Europe is driven by the large population, the rapid development of mobile technologies, and the growing number of content available through mobile portals and new applications stores. See details.

Global Report - Mobile - Handset Market Insights
This report provides overall global statistics and forecasts for mobile handsets, including growth, sales and revenue. Current and historical global market share for the top handset suppliers is also included. The report also provides information on key trends and developments in the industry, including the rise of smart phones. Read more.

Latin American Mobile Operators Report
This 144 page report provides key information about the mobile operators in Latin America and the Caribbean. The countries covered in this report include: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the small Caribbean island nations. Read summary.

Asia Mobile Operators Report
This 397 page report provides key information about the mobile operators in Asia. The countries covered in this report include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. Read the executive summary here.


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