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March 29, 2012

Top 5 Regions with Highest 3G Handsets Penetration

A total of 159 economies worldwide have launched 3G services commercially and the number of activemobile-broadband subscriptions has increased to almost 1.2 billion.

• While people in developed countries usually use mobile-broadband networks in addition to a fixedbroadbandconnection, mobile-broadband is often the only access method available to people indeveloping countries.

• The percentage of the population covered by a 2G mobile-cellular network is twice as high as thepopulation covered by a 3G network. 3G population coverage reached 45% in 2011.