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Worldwide subscriptions for wireless to hit milestone this month

The number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is expected to reach 5 billion this month, equalin...


September 22, 2010  


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The number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is expected to reach 5 billion this month, equaling 73.4% of the earth’s population, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp.

 

“If the importance of an event can be measured by the number of people it affects, then the proliferation of wireless communications stands out as one of the most significant phenomena in the history of technology,” said Dr. Jagdish Rebello, senior director and principal analyst for wireless research at iSuppli.

 

“Wireless communication now has spread to every nation, every age and every income level, becoming a basic staple like food, clothing and shelter. Wireless now represents the biggest stage that any technology market has ever played on, offering unlimited opportunities for members of the mobile communications supply chain.”