UN says world has 6 billion mobile phone subscribers, 2.3 billion Internet users

The world now has nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as inhabitants.The U.N. telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 — roughly one for 86 of every 100 people.In a report Thursday, the International Telecommunication Union said China alone accounted for 1 billion subscriptions, and India is expected to hit the 1-billion mark this year.To continue reading this AP report, go to:
Also see:The ITU news release is available here.A third of the world’s population has internet: UN [AFP]
More than a third of the world’s population is online while mobile phone uptake increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion, according to a UN agency.But the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) highlighted huge disparities in the cost of services, with the poorer parts of the world tending to pay the most.

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