Computer Industry Almanac published the numbers on thee subscriber base for wireless services. The worldwide number of cellular subscribers will surpass 2 bln in 2005, up from 11 mln in 1990 and 750 mln in 2000. China is the clear leader in cellular subscribers and will reach nearly 400 mln at year-end 2005, nearly twice as many as the USA. Russia has seen tremendous growth in the last few years and is projected to be in third place by year-end 2005. Rapid expansion in India will see a future climb in the rankings to a possible #2 in 2010. Worldwide cellular subscribers are forecasted to reach 3.2 bln by the end of 2010.
|Global wireless subscriber numbers|
|Country||Subscribers, mln.||Share, %|
|14. South Korea||38||1.8|
|Top 15 countries||1,414||68.5|
|Source: Computer Industry Almanac|