Global mobile phone subscriptions doubled over the last four years to
reach 1.5bn by the middle of 2004, the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU) said yesterday. The growth in cell
phone usage - particularly in developing countries - means that
approximately 25 percent of the world's population now has a mobile.

The ITU's annual report said that growth in mobile phone usage is
outstripping the rate of increase in both fixed line telecoms and
internet access. ...


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