Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Half the world is using a mobile phone

A UN report states more than one half of the world's population uses mobile phones and that nearly a quarter of the population is online.

According to Chris Tryhorn, writing in The Guardian, the site of fastest growth is Africa: "penetration has soared from just one in 50 people at the turn of the century to 28%."

Indeed, the developing world is said to be leapfrogging older technologies that never took root in those countries, adopting wireless telephony at an extraordinary rate.

Read the entire article: Nice talking to you ... mobile phone use passes milestone

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