How Big Is Mobile?
Well, there are more than 2.3 billion mobile users in the world -- though they account for more than 3 billion subscriptions, because some very needy folk have two or even three accounts, according to Informa Telecoms & Media .
And according to researchers at French outfit Idate , the global mobile market was worth $860 billion in 2007. That total comprises $671 billion worth of services, $129 billion in device sales, and $60.2 billion in mobile infrastructure sales.
No wonder next week’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona is such a monster. Check out the latest news around that event at our special Mobile World Congress 2008 Preview Site.
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading