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Mobile user numbers keep crawling up by the millions every year. The latest study on Global Mobile Statistics from various Independent agencies reveal some startling numbers. Here are some highlights.

87% of the world’s population today is mobile equipped.

At the end of 2011, there were 6 billion mobile subscriptions, estimates The International Telecommunication Union (2011). This is a huge increase from 5.4 billion in 2010 and 4.7 billion mobile subscriptions in 2009.

30 percent of the world’s mobile users live in India and China.

As of March 2012, there are now more than a billion subscribers in China, with India not far behind. Both dwarf the number of subscribers in third place USA. 76% of China’s population and 75% of India’s population are mobile subscribers. Interestingly, 65% of India’s mobile users are urban dwellers.

China Mobile is the largest mobile operator in the world.

With 594.2 Million subscribers, China Mobile is the leader in revenue and subscriber volume in the world today, followed up by Vodafone UK, America Movil (Mexico), Telefonica (Spain) and Bharti AirTel (India).

Read the full report here – Latest Mobile Stats Worldwide.