Oh, baby, baby, it’s a mobile world. The number of active cellphone subscriptions worldwide is more than six billion, according to data from the International Telecommunications Union. The cost of mobile data is shrinking, too, letting more people in developing countries get online. First reported by Ars Technica, the data comes from the ITU’s annual report, which took a broad look at how mobile technology is changing worldwide. I places like Brazil, Ghana, Rwanda and Kenya, cellphone adoption saw double-digit growth in 2011. China and India account for 1 billion cellphone subscriptions each. Read the full story at Mashable.
There Are Now 6 Billion Active Cellphones Worldwide
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).