New Report Provides Ranking of the World's Top Emerging Markets for Mobile Services

China passes India in 2007 by adding the most new mobile subscribers in a single year, according to a new, free report from Light Reading

Apr 30, 2008

The world's populous nations are also among the fastest growing mobile markets, producing some 320 million new mobile phone subscribers in 2007 alone, an increase of more than 25 percent, according to a new report from TechWeb's Light Reading ( called "Top 10 Emerging Mobile Markets 2007."

China's mobile operators added about 2 million more new subscribers than India's wireless carriers, making China the fastest growing mobile market in 2007 by subscriber volume, and helping the country maintain its position as the world's largest mobile market.

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"So-called emerging markets have become the drivers of mobile growth, and the top 10 countries in our list alone account for about a third of the 3 billion subscribers worldwide," says Light Reading reporter Nicole Willing, who compiled the report. "These are the hottest markets to watch in the mobile world, and they have plenty more room to grow."

The major service providers mentioned in this report include: Etisalat, MTN Irancell, HT Mobile, Vimpel-Communications, China Mobile, and China Unicom.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next- generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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