Cellular industry analysts have predicted that by 2006 one in four human beings will possess a cellphone, or roughly 1.7 billion people.

We know that the cellular industry is growing at a rate of kilo-knots, but what’s happening in the rest of the world? Bluetooth appears to be all the rage, as well as the introduction of a 3G network which will provide greater bandwidth and faster speeds across the network. All sorts of wireless devices are being touted, from vending machines that dispense Coke simply by dialling a number, to internet browsers and more. We take a look at the state of cellular communications across the globe.