5 billion people to use mobile phones by 2017

In just four years time, it is estimated that 5.1 billion people around the globe will be mobile phone users. This is almost one billion more people than the 4.3 billion people worldwide who already use mobile phones.

Asia is the region that will see the biggest growth but the region is also already home to the largest amount of mobile phone users. Some 2.4 billion people in Asia already use a mobile phone, with that figure set to rise to 2.9 billion by 2017.

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Source – Mashable

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