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Africa leads in mobile phone connections


Africa is leading the market when it comes to mobile phone usage, having posted the strongest increase in new users over the last two years. In fact, more that two-thirds of all mobile phone users hail from developing countries. 

These are some of the results of an ITU study, which reveals there were about 3,3-billion mobile phones users by the end of last year – a staggering 49% global penetration rate.
Growth in mobile phone subcribers climbed 39% in Africa between 2005 and 2007, with Asian growth following at 28%.
Worldwide, mobile phone usage grew by 22%.
Developing countries still trail the rest of the world on broadband connections, however, with 66% of broadband connections still being in high-income countries.