Global mobile broadband subscribers will reach 4 billion 400 million at the end of the year, an increase of 1 billion 100 million over three years ago.


Global mobile broadband subscribers will reach 4 billion 400 million at the end of the year, an increase of 1 billion 100 million over three years ago.

PingWest, Sept. 11, 2009 - A new report released today by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) shows 4.4 billion mobile broadband subscribers worldwide by the end of this year, an increase of 1.1 billion from three years ago, TechCrunch reported. There are no fewer than 25 countries with an average mobile broadband subscription penetration rate of more than 100% (more than 100 mobile networking devices per 100 users), which means that many people have two or more devices connected to the Internet. In Macao, the number of mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 people is as high as 322.

Iceland has overtaken South Korea as the world's top Internet user, with 98.2% of the population accessing the Internet via mobile or fixed broadband, according to data.


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