Increase in mobile phones
THE number of mobile phone subscribers will rise by around 130,000 this year and, of these, 80,000 phones will be for personal rather than corporate use, according to Cellular World, a specialist cellular phone retailer. The figure represents a 70 per cent increase in users of mobile phones, Cellular World's commercial director, Mr Conor Headon, said yesterday. His company has announced a £1 million investment plan. It entails opening 19 new retail outlets this year and creating 25-30 new jobs.