There will be more mobile phones than people by 2014: ITU

New Delhi: As global mobile-cellular penetration approaches 100 percent, by 2014, there will be more mobile phones than people on earth, says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In 2013, there are almost as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people in the world, with more than half in the Asia-Pacific region, says the UN agency, the official source for global ICT statistics. The cell phone subscriptions will pass a whopping seven billion early in 2014. Mobile-cellular penetration rates stand at 96 percent globally; 128 percent in developed countries; and 89 percent in the developing world. read more

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