The role of cellphones for communications and computing continues to grow. Here are some amazing stats from the Communities Dominate Brands blog:
1. In 2008 the global, industry aggregate mobile telecoms revenue reached 1 trillion dollars. To put this in perspective, this is roughly twice the size of both the global advertising and computer software industries.
2. The world currently has 3.5 billion cellphones in use with 4.1 billion mobile phone subscriptions (some people have multiple network subscriptions). This is roughly 3.5 times the number of PCs in use around the world.
3. There are currently 3 billion active users of text messaging. And even the laggards of the text messaging world - Americans - average 4 text messages per day.
We often post about the growing importance of cellphones and mobile computing.
But these numbers do the best job of explaining this trend.
Thanks to Franz over at the Eponymous Pickle blog for pointing us to this.