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November 10, 2011

Mobile subscriptions near 6 billion and broadband usage by country

ITU (International Telecommunications Union) World Telecommunication facts and figures for 2011 (8 pages)

With 5.9 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions, global penetration reaches 87%, and 79% in the developing world.

Mobile-broadband subscriptions have grown 45% annually over the last four years and today there are twice as many mobile-broadband as fixed broadband subscriptions.

* Of 1.8 billion households worldwide, one third have Internet access, compared to only one fifth five years ago.
* In developing countries, 25% of homes have a computer and 20% have Internet access, comparedto 20% and 13%, respectively, 3 years ago.




* the number of active mobile-broadband subscriptions has increased to almost 1.2 billion.




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