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/ 16 February 2006

Emerging countries hold 3GSM roll-out key

Capturing market share in emerging countries is vital, according to telecommunications operators who relentlessly plugged their third-generation (3G) mobile phone technology at a four-day 3GSM World Congress in Spain. All are out for a slice of the global pie which is set to comprise three billion cellphone users by 2008/2010 compared with about two billion at the end of 2005.