Fast Facts: Billions Are Talking

— April 30, 2009

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
8.3% cagr


Source: IDC, "Worldwide Global Outlook: The Global Economic Downturn-Minor Impediment on the Road to Continued Growth?," 2009


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