The mobile sector boils from 14 to 17 February in Barcelona (Spain) for the Mobile World Congress show entirely dedicated to the high-tech world's most popular. Here is an overview of 10 key figures in Mobile.
5.3 billion: that is, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of mobile lines activated in the world in 2010.
940 million: the number of subscriptions in the world of 3G, according to the ITU.
64.4 million: the number of active mobile lines in France, according Arcep (Q4 2010). 6.1 billion: the number of SMS messages sent worldwide in 2010, a pace of 200,000 text messages per second.
24.7 million: that is, according to the firm GfK, the number of phones sold in France in 2010 (+4.7%), including 7.7 million smartphones (against 3.6 million in 2009).
17.7 billion: the number of mobile applications that should be downloaded worldwide in 2011, against 8.2 billion in 2010, according to Gartner.
300 million: the number of smartphones sold worldwide in 2010, according to the institute Canalys.
15.5 million: that is, according to Médiamétrie, the number of French people who surf the Internet from their mobile phone (fourth quarter 2010).
170: that is, on average, the number of text messages sent each month by a French user of mobile (Arcep).
116: is the number of mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in developed countries.