Global mobile market set to reach 2 billion in 2008

Monday 9 February 2004 10:05 CET | News

The global mobile market is set to expand by over 800 million customers by 2010, reaching the 2 billion mark in 2008 - according to the latest edition of Baskervilles Global Mobile Forecasts to 2010 report. The huge Asian markets - India and China - will drive much of this growth. 60% - over half a billion - of all the new customers will be in the Asia Pacific and almost 80% of these will be in India and China. Middle East and Africa markets will show the greatest growth, albeit from a very much smaller base. Their combined markets are due to double in size over the period, with over 100 million new customers signing up for mobile services by 2010. Global Mobile Forecasts to 2010 - 4th Edition, from Baskerville, predicts 3G launches to begin in earnest this year and next, with 10% of the worlds customers - over 250 million - said to be using 3G services by end-2007. By 2010, the 3G customer base is forecast to have almost doubled, passing the half a billion mark. ******************************************************* This 4th edition of Baskervilles forecasts report supplies seven year forecasts for country and regional subscriber numbers, penetration, ARPUs and voice and data revenues, providing the key intelligence operators need to take advantage of opportunities in an ever expanding market. To view more information please click on the link below

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