3 billion mobile users in 2008

By 2008 no less than 3 billion people in the world will have a mobile phone.
At least that’s what Thomas Ganswindt, CEO of Siemens Communications, announced at the 3GSM congress, the largest telecom event which took place last tuesday in Barcelona.

This would mean that the number of mobile phone users will be the double of the number of users on the fixed phone networks.
Most of those GSM users will be situated in Asia (1,25 billion), followed by Western Europe (518 million), Eastern Europe (361 million), South America (344 million), North America (292 million) and Africa (202 million).

In Western eUROPE the data services will become increasingly important. Siemens wants to play a leading role on the market of wireless networks, introducing new products that respond to the new tendancies of the market.

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