The mobile sector is the dominant driver of the global
telecommunications industry, according to IDC. The $700 billion mobile industry now serves over half the world's population.
Mobile voice connections worldwide
- in 2008: 3.32 Billion
- in 2012: 4.57 Billion
Source: IDC, "Worldwide Global Outlook: The Global Economic Downturn-Minor Impediment on the Road to Continued Growth?," 2009