This Post has already been read 1132 times.
World Bank has announced that 75% of total world’s population on the earth has the access to mobile phones which means out of 7 billion population in this world, 5.25 billion people use mobile phones for communication and other needs.
The number of mobile phone subscriptions amount to over 6 billion, while 5 billion out of total count come from developing markets showing that people of developing countries are using mobile phone devices for other purposes than basic calling, texting and for communication too.
According to report, Developing world has more mobile phones users than the developed world.
World Bank noted that, The number of subscriptions had increased by 5 billion over the last 12 years since 2000 when we had fewer than 1 billion mobile subscriptions. It also said that in 2011 alone, around 30 billion applications were downloaded worldwide.
World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte said that:
“Mobile communications offer major opportunities to advance human and economic development – from providing basic access to health information to making cash payments, spurring job creation, and stimulating citizen involvement in democratic processes, The challenge now is to enable people, businesses, and governments in developing countries to develop their own locally-relevant mobile applications so they can take full advantage of these opportunities.”
Tim Kelly who is Lead ICT Policy Specialist at the World Bank also said that:
“The mobile revolution is right at the start of its growth curve: mobile devices are becoming cheaper and more powerful while networks are doubling in bandwidth roughly every 18 months and expanding into rural areas,”
In our country mobile phone subscribers are reached over 120 million and people getting in touch with it day by day.
Here below is the infographics that shows the clear picture: