India's Mobile Market Poor But Innovative: World Bank

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Bangalore: Mobile penetration in India has been poor amongst other developing and developed countries in the world. But India is high on innovation, despite having a population of over a billion users, the ‘Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile’ report released by World Bank states that the number of people using mobiles in India is significantly lower than those of other countries.

According to the survey, a total of 30 billion apps were downloaded in 2011 and three-quarters of the world’s population now uses mobile phones and this is helping developing countries where people are using mobile phones to create new livelihoods and improve their lifestyles. India, on the other hand has 70 subscriptions per 100 people.

The report explains that mobile phones have had a bigger impact on humankind than any other invention and thus there is a very important role that mobile phones can play in promoting and stipulating economies. The number of mobile phone users has increased from 1 billion in 2000 to more than 6 billion mobile phone users in 2012.

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