John Murrell

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A Wireless World: Subscriptions Set to Pass Five Billion

Global wireless subscriptions will breeze past another large-round-number milestone this month, according to research outfit iSuppli: An installed base of five billion devices. That’s the equivalent of almost three-quarters of the world’s population, but the regional penetration varies widely, from 50 percent across Africa and the Middle East to 157 percent in Western Europe, where many people have multiple phones and subscriptions.