Excellent Article about Mobile Phone Users (WW)

On the Communites Dominate Brands Website you will find a very well researched article about Mobile Phone Users Wordwide. The Article is called: Putting 2.7 billion in context: Mobile phone users. Definitely a must read! Here a the most interesting numbers:

    • Worldwide there are about 800 million registered automobiles.
    • Today there are 1.3 billion fixed landline phones in the world.
    • Today there are about 1.5 billion TV sets in use in the world.
    • Today 1.4 billion people carry at least one (credit) card.
    • 850 million PCs.
    • Today 1.1 billion people around the world access the internet.
    • 2.7 billion Mobile Phones
    • They sold 950 million phones last year and the total worldwide mobile subscriber base grew from 2.1 billion to 2.7 billion.
    • The Western European average per capita penetration is already 110%, leading countries like Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Israel have penetration rates at about 140% (yes this is per capita).
    • China adds 6 million phones every month, India adds 7 million phones every month.
    • More than twice as many people are active users of SMS as are active users of e-mail.
    • On the internet there are about 1.5 billion e-mail boxes, maintained by about 800 million people. But two thirds of mobile phone users are active users of SMS text messaging. Thats 1.8 billion people texting.
    • 65% of e-mail is spam, less than 10% of SMS is spam.
    • Musicphones outselling iPods at more than 7 to one.
    • In 2005 already half of all phones sold were cameraphones so cameraphones outsell digital cameras by more than 4 to 1 and for the vast majority of the planet
    • The mobile telecoms industry earned 725 Billion dollars last year. 135 Billion of that was mobile data revenues (the majority of which is SMS text messaging but over 45 billion dollars was mobile content revenues)
    • Global music industry earns 16% of its revenues from mobile phones (mostly ringing tones); videogaming earns 14% of its global revenues from mobile.

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