Mobiles outnumbering people?

Seriously? Mobiles ‘to outnumber people next year’? “there will be more mobile phones than people by the end of 2014 thinks the ITU”. According to the UN agency report, it stated that there will be more mobile subscriptions than people in the world by the end of next year. I was fascinated to read this some days back on BBC and as reported by ITU. According to ITU there are currently 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions and 7.1 billion people. ITU also found out that more than a third of the global population are online.
It further mentioned that Commonwealth independent states, the alliance of countries formerly in the Soviet Union, has the highest mobile penetration with 1.7 subscriptions for every person. Africa as reported has the least, with 63 subscriptions per 100 habitants. The director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, says “the mobile revolution is ‘m-powering’ people in developing countries by delivering ICT applications in education, health, government, banking, environment and business”. The report of ITU also shared that two-thirds of the world population are still offline therefore, more is still required to be done.

I found this report quite fascinating and to discover that technology is moving really fast alongside the human population. If two-third of the world population are still not yet online, this means that by the time half of the population would be online, mobiles would have likely outnumbered the population of people. Every day, we read, hear or experience the release of new technology with some touch of innovation…this has been quite exciting. It is also liberating to possess smart phones that could do equally what computers and laptops could do. It is indeed ‘m-powering’, more like having a mobile office…especially if your work requires the use of computer/laptop and internet. ‘Bienvenue’ to the world of technology!

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