Science Update: Britain leads in mobile phones

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The Independent Online
BRITAIN has more mobile phones per head of population than any other country in Europe, according to a report produced by Marketline International last week.

There are 51.8 phones for every thousand people, double the number for Germany, and four times as many as in France. Several service providers in Britain report that as many people connected up in December 1993, as in the whole of 1992. The number of subscribers in 1993 was more than 40 times the figure in 1985. The report estimates there will be more than 10 million users in the UK by the year 2000.