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Submission Global mobile penetration hits 50%

Conch writes: Figures released by industry analyst Informa Telecoms & Media reveal that worldwide mobile penetration will hit 50 per cent — or around 3.3 billion subscriptions — on Thursday, just over 26 years since the first cellular network was launched.
Here's a look back over the past 26 years of mobile telephony:
The evolution of the mobile handset
Mobile penetration through history
Global mobile coverage
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Global mobile penetration hits 50%

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