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July 10, 2011

The Rise of 3G : Leaders and Laggards

By the end of 2010, there will be an estimated 5.3 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, including 940 million subscriptions to 3G services.

- Access to mobile networks is now available to 90% of the world population and 80% of the population living in rural areas.
- People are moving rapidly from 2G to 3G platforms, in both developed and developing countries.
In 2010, 143 countries were off ering 3G services commercially, compared to 95 in 2007.
- Towards 4G: a number of countries have started to off er services at even higher broadband
speeds, moving to next generation wireless platforms –which includes Sweden, Norway, Ukraine and the United States.

Mobile cellular growth is slowing worldwide. In developed countries, the mobile market is reaching saturation levels with on average 116 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants at the end of 2010 and a marginal growth of 1.6% from 2009-2010.
- At the same time, the developing world is increasing its share of mobile subscriptions from 53% of total mobile subscriptions at the end of 2005 to 73% at the end of 2010.

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:International Telecommunication Union