After surpassing the five billion mark, another 100 million will sign up for mobile services by the end of 2010, at which point the installed base of wireless handsets will reach 4.9 billion. Africa and the Middle East have the lowest penetration at about 50%. Meanwhile, cell phone subscriptions outnumber people in Western Europe, with a penetration of 157%. Many Europeans have several cheap subscriptions for coverage when traveling to other countries. Around 766 million Indians will pay for wireless services by the end of 2010.
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