The Asia Pacific region will account for around 50% of the world's total number of mobile phone subscribers by the end of the decade, an Asia Pulse report said, quoting a study conducted by UK-based Portio Research.
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By this time, Portio expects there to be a whopping 3.96 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide, up from 2 billion at the end of 2005, the report said.
At this rate, half the world's population will subscribe to a mobile phone service by 2009, according to the report.
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