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In 30 countries around the world, from Aruba to Italy to Hong Kong, mobile phone penetration has past 100 percent.

10 others are expected to join the list by the end of the year. Via Bruno Giussani, who has the full list. And this weekend global GSM subscribers passed 2 billion, and are now signing up at the rate of 1,000 per minute or just under 18 per second. See a related post on the rise of mobile-banking.

Update: a new note on the growth and importance of cell phones in Afghanistan

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