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Maximizing Mobile for Development

Ma ximizing Mobile For De velop ment The number of mobile subscriptions will scon overtake the world's population BILLIONS THE PACE AT WHICH 2002 9. There are over 1 billion mobile subscriptions, pessing fixed-line users. MOBILE PHONES 1978 First commercial cellular mobile services established. SPREAD GLOBALLY IS 1961 85 years later, fixed-line subscriptions reach 100 million. 4. 1876 UNMATCHED Alexander Graham Bell holds 3. the first two-way telephane conversation. IN THE 1875 1900 HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY 1925 1950 1975 2000 2011 2015 GLOBAL POPULATION FIXED-LINE SUBSCRIPTIONS MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS OVER 6 BILLION MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2003 61% 2010 90% W ORL D WIDE 75 of the % WORLD NOW HAS ACCESS PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION WITH MOBILE CELL SIGNAL to a MOBILE PHONE, ) THE WORLD BANK infoDev Full references available at Innovate. Connect. Transform.

Maximizing Mobile for Development

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With over 6 billion mobile subscriptions in use worldwide, up from fewer than 1 billion in 2000, three out of every four human beings worldwide now have access to a mobile phone, says a flagship repor...


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