Asia to Hit 1B Mobile Subs
Liz Hall, Principal Analyst at Informa comments “the world’s most populated region represents nearly 40% of the world’s mobile subscriptions, yet mobile penetration in Asia Pacific stands at just 30% - this means 2.6 billion people within the region have yet to be connected to a mobile cellular service”.
In the first nine months of 2006 the Asia Pacific mobile subscription base rose by 160 million with China, India and Pakistan accounting for 70% of this growth. Alongside these three markets other developing countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam have shown significant growth during 2006 – adding a combined total of 25 million new subscriptions during the first nine months of the year.
Informa Telecoms & Media