North America reached 93.2% wireless penetration in 2006

In 2006, North America achieved 93.2% wireless subscriber penetration, with South Korea at 83.2% and Japan at 74.2%. In contrast, the globe?s developing nations and regions have much lower wireless penetration rates, with Latin America at 48.3%; China at 24.4%; Africa, the Middle East and Australia at 23.6% and India at a mere 13.5%. However, this situation is changing rapidly, with penetration in 2010 rising to 65.5% in Latin America; to 36.6% in China; to 34.8% in Africa, Middle East and Australia and to 31.5% in India.