Around 75 per cent of the world now has access to a mobile phone

More than three quarters of the world's population now has access to a mobile phone, a new study has confirmed.

The study, Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile, was released by World Bank and infoDev and gives an indication of the increasingly interconnected world we live in.

"The mobile revolution is right at the start of its growth curve: mobile devices are becoming cheaper and more powerful while networks are doubling in bandwidth roughly every 18 months and expanding into rural areas," said Tim Kelly, lead ICT policy specialist at the World Bank in a press release issued July 17.

The study also found that more than 30 billion mobile applications were downloaded in 2011, clearly an indication that people are constantly on the lookout for new ways to make their lives more convenient, and make their smartphone experience more exciting.

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Posted by Eve Gillespie