Mobile phone users to hit 2B this year

Jan 18 2005 - 11:49 AM ET | In The News
Industry research group Deloitte & Touche is predicting the global number of mobile phone users will top 2 billion in 2005. It's currently above 1.5 billion. Most of the new subscribers will come out of developing markets in Asia and Latin America. Deloitte & Touche also noted that more markets would see mobile phone penetration rates over 100% as more comsumers start taking second mobile phones for data or personal use.