45% of Global Cellphones in Asia/Pacific Region

November 18, 2009
According to a new study commissioned by the GSM Association (GSMA), the Asia/Pacific region is set to end 2009 with more than 2 billion mobile connections, about 45 percent of the world's total of 4.6 billion,

According to the study's findings, the region is expected to add a further 1 billion lines during the next four years to take the total to more than 3 billion by the end of 2013.

Much of the growth is set to come from a small number of large markets that still have relatively low teledensities. According to the report, there are about 2 billion people in "emerging countries" (primarily China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) currently without a mobile connection, presenting an opportunity for mobile operators to serve a significantly untapped market.

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