Strong Growth For Mobile Subscribers

April 2005
Business Communications Review;Apr2005, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p8
Trade Publication
This article informs that in 2004, the worldwide mobile subscriber base grew 25 percent over 2003 to reach 1.7 billion. The subscriber base for GSM-based services grew 32 percent during 2004, accounting for 74 percent of total subscribers. Much of the growth came from developing regions like Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Subscribership of CDMA-based services grew 27 percent during 2004, comprising 14 percent of total subscribers. Growth is expected to slow to 13 percent in 2005, with 220 million net additions.


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