RIM might want to take a lead from Ericsson....
Before its too late.
Ericsson has published its latest mobile traffic report and is predicting the number of mobile subscriptions in 2017 will top nine billion, with the bulk of the growth coming in Asia and the Far East. The world is going online, the report finds, but most people's first experience of the internet will be on a mobile phone …
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quote: On a planet with a population of 7 billion, 1 billion of whom live on less than $1 per day?
Indeed, since they mention 7 billion subscriptions. 1 work phone plus 1 personal phone = 2 subscriptions, plus the possibility of a 3G laptop and/or tablet if people can't be bothered tethering... you could theoretically hit 4+ subscriptions per head in the "developed" world.
The article even mentions that Western Europe already has subscriptions of 126% of the population, which lends credence to the assumption they are talking about per SIM, not per head. :)