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 Tuesday, March 31, 2009

­Figures from the European Commission show that the EU's telecoms sector (worth about 3% of EU GDP) continued to grow in 2008 with revenues estimated at above €300 billion (US$409 billion) - up 1.3% compared to 2007 and outperforming the rest of the economy (up by 1% only).

Europe also leads the world in mobile phone services with the number of subscriptions in 2008 at 119% of the EU population (up 7 percentage points from 2007), well ahead of the US (87%) and Japan (84%).

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Source: Cellular News.