ARMENIA HAS 122 MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS PER 100 PEOPLE - WORLD BANK

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July 18, 2012 | 16:53

Armenia had 122 mobile subscribers per 100 people as of 2011, a new
report issued by World Bank says.

According to Information and Communications for Development 2012:
Maximizing Mobile, mobile network covers 99% of Armenia's population.

The experts say only 7.4% of Armenians are using mobile Internet.

Armenian mobile users speak for 344 minutes per month on average.

The report indicates that the number of mobile subscriptions in use
worldwide has grown up to over 6 billion, of which nearly 5 billion
in developing countries. More than 30 billion mobile applications
were downloaded in 2011.

The report emphasizes the role of governments in enabling mobile
application development. It also highlights how mobile innovation labs
- shared spaces for training developers and incubating start-ups -
can help bring new apps to market.

"For instance, infoDev, in collaboration with the Government of
Finland and Nokia, has established five regional mobile innovation labs
(mLabs) in Armenia, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, and Vietnam.

infoDev is also using mobile social networking to bring grassroots
entrepreneurs together with other stakeholders in mobile hubs (mHubs),"
it reads.