Asia-Pacific mobile penetration reached 21.4% in 2004

Some 280 mln people live in the US and 350 mln in Europe, but the Asia Pacific region is home to over 3.69 bln people. Already, Asia has embraced mobile phones with an enthusiasm few regions can match. Mobile phone penetration rate in Asia jumped from a mere 11.5% in 2001 to 21.4% by the end of 2004, In-Stat reports.