Reports reveal that, for the first time, the number of active mobile devices in the world are more than the global human population.
Many of the active mobile devices are termed as "smart," and an increasing percentage of these devices are only able to communicate with each other.
According to the world population counter of the U.S. Census Bureau, there are almost 7.2 billion people on Earth. The population grows by around 2 people per second, which is equivalent to 1.2 percent per year.
According to the active mobile connections counter of mobile analysis company GSMA Intelligence, on the other hand, there are now over 7.2 billion active SIM cards in the world. In addition, the figure is increasing more than five times faster than the human population.