55 mln 3G subsribers worldwide in Q1 2006

The GSM Association said 79 of a total 105 WCDMA networks in 43 countries have been or will be upgraded to HSDPA, an increase of 60% in 5 months. Around 1.79 bln mobile phone users around the world are on a GSM network, or 78.4% of all mobile users. The total number of subscribers on all 3G networks totaled 55 mln by March 2006.