Thursday, October 19, 2006

Asia to Top One Billion Mobile Phone Users

According to Informa Telecoms & Media's latest World Cellular Information Service report, the number of mobile subscriptions in the Asia-Pacific region has doubled in just three years. This brings up the regional subscriber base from 600 million in 2004 to more than 1 billion by the end of 2006.

In a press release issued Monday, Informa's principal analyst Liz Hall attributed one of the key growth drivers to higher mobile phone penetration in China, India and Pakistan.

In the first nine months of 2006, Hall noted, the mobile subscription base in the Asia-Pacific region rose by 160 million with China, India and Pakistan accounting for 70 percent of this growth.

So, how many billions of MOU's are we talkin' bout each month?

Sounds like some serious revenue to me.

Source: BusinessWeek

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