5 Billion Mobile Accounts Globally

Wireless phones are ultra popular and it's amazing how many people rely completely on wireless devices - rather than a hardline. The downside is that networks can get congested, but the good news is that companies like Samsung are doing quite well. As of this week, there are now 5 billion active mobile subscribers globally. That means that only about 2 billion people (adults and children alike) are NOT connected. Zing!

Because of the relatively low subscriber penetration in India, the country is expected to lead the market growth with an expected 310 million new unique subscribers by 2020. By the same time, GSMA predicts the world will achieve 5.7 billion unique mobile subscribers.

Source: Neowin