GSM technology turns 20 today. GSM gave birth to the mobile phone industry and despite the advent of 3G and 4G is still huge.
Nokia Siemens notes that GSM has 4.4 billion subscribers around the world, and adds one million new subscriptions added every day, at a rate of nearly 12 a second.
Not only that but mobile has a tremendous impact on the world, particularly when it comes to developing countries.
As we said, huge. An anniversary worth celebrating.
(Hat tip to Horace Dediu on Twitter)