US smartphone penetration still only 64% – survey

A new survey conducted by US polling house Pew Research Center has revealed 64% of US adults own a smartphone. While this is almost double the population penetration of four years ago, it’s still relatively low for such a developed country that is, after all, the home of Apple and Android.

Mobile penetration boosts economic growth

Mobile penetration facilitates economic growth, according to a study released by boffins on the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) on Monday. When investigating the socio-economic impact of mobile technology, the researchers found that Indian states with 10 per cent higher than average mobile phone penetration enjoy an annual average growth rate 1.2 […]

US 3G penetration catches Europe

The US has finally caught up with Western Europe in terms of 3G uptake according to analyst Comscore. Penetration now stands at just over 28 per cent on both sides of the Atlantic, as the number of US subscribers with 3G enabled devices grew by 80 per cent to 64.2 million during the past year. […]

Global mobile penetration hits 50% today

Figures released by industry analyst Informa Telecoms & Media reveal that worldwide mobile penetration will hit 50 per cent – or around 3.3 billion subscriptions – on Thursday, just over 26 years since the first cellular network was launched. Since its birth in 1981, when the first mobile telephony networks were switched on in Scandinavia […]