5 billion of mobile phones !
This is an incredible number, even more when we know that we are 6.8 billion human beings on Earth.
Other amazing numbers are the 2 million of new phone users every day or the 800 million of subscribers that China accounts for!
Some countries such as Scandinavia or Italy “score full marks” with an equipment rate superior to 100%. The reason is that many phone users have several lines for home and work.
But the phenomenon gets bigger. Indeed, according to the Swedish group Ericsson, within the five next years, the mobile phone will become the first mean to connect to the Internet and will account for more than 80% of the connections.
And who knows what we will be able to do soon with devices such as electricity meters, fridges or ATMs?