South Korea Exceeds 20Mil Smart Phone Subscribers
And that’s a lot of subscribers! In the worlds most wired country, smartphone subscribers are a whopping 20 million. To get an idea of how massive that is, South Korea’s population is over 48 million. Or we could break that down and have less fun with the numbers by saying 80% of the country’s economically active population of 25 million. Yeah…that doesn’t sound as fun. Still, those are some impressive numbers.
The 20 million milestone also meant over 80 percent of the country’s economically active population of 25 million signed up with wireless service providers using the smart gadget.
Since Apple’s iPhone arrived in the country in November 2009, smart phone subscriptions have increased rapidly. The number of smart phone users stood 810,000 at the end of 2009, surging to 7.2 million at the end of last year, according to the KCC.