Metric: 2.3B global wireless subscribers by 2009

According to the latest research from In-Stat, the global wireless market will top 2.3 billion subscribers by 2009. The wireless market is expected to gain 777.7 million new subscribers around the world between 2004 and 2009. The researcher claims that by 2009, 40 percent of the world's CDMA users will be on WCDMA networks. While will China continues to lead the world in overall subscriber growth, the other growth leaders will be found in other parts of Asia, particularly in India. The researcher predicts that nearly two-thirds of all new wireless users will be Asia.

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