When it comes to 3G adoption, the U.S. has caught up with Europe. Research firm Comscore says that 28.4 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers have 3G devices vs. 28.3 percent of European mobile subscribers in the largest countries in Europe.
During the past year the number of U.S. subscribers with 3G devices has grown to 64.2 million while European subscribers with 3G devices total 63.4 million. The only major European countries to exceed the U.S. in penetration are Italy and Spain, the research firm says.
However, Comscore's numbers do differ slightly from Informa. In May, Informa Telecoms & Media reported that the number of WCDMA subscribers in Europe totaled 101.5 million.
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European 3G subscriptions top 100 million