A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that the world is far more likely to have cell phones than to have Internet access.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the U, S., and Canada all have more smartphones than people in Europe and Asia combined, and that the majority of people in those regions have mobile phones at home.
“I don’t think we are going to solve our population crisis by turning off the Internet,” says Jonathan Gruber, a professor at the U’s Kellogg School of Management who co-authored the paper.
“But I do think we should be thinking about ways to provide access to this population.”
The study is based on data from the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), a survey of nearly 400,000 adults conducted between January 2010 and March 2011.
The study, which includes a question asking about the frequency of cell phone use in the U and Europe, was done by researchers from the University at Buffalo and the University College London, respectively.
The researchers used a variety of techniques to determine how much people use mobile phones, including asking them to provide a list of their mobile phone contacts, as well as their location.
They also used the results of the survey to calculate the average number of cell phones per capita in each region.
The findings are somewhat surprising.
In Europe, for example, the number of people using cell phones is almost the same in the EU as it is in the United States.
But in the European Union, the average is 10.7 percent while in the US it’s less than 7.6 percent.
That’s a lot less than what Gruber says the world’s population would need to be able to handle, particularly if there were to be a large enough increase in population.
In addition, the U is not the only country in the world that has the problem.
The world has about 13.3 billion people, according to the World Bank, but there are only about 10 billion smartphone users in the entire world.
In the U., about 9.3 percent of people have cell phone subscriptions.
In the United Kingdom, for instance, the UK government’s mobile phone service was discontinued in September 2014, and about 13 percent of the population had a cellphone.
In Australia, the government is offering free phone calls to people with smartphones and mobile service.
In China, where there are about 70 million people, the country’s government has estimated that there are approximately 12.8 billion people who have mobile phone subscriptions, but the average smartphone user is only about 2.4 percent of China’s population.
In contrast, in the Netherlands, the median household phone number is less than one percent of households.
“If we were to have that level of density, that level in number of subscribers in the global population, we’d be far more comfortable having mobile phones,” Gruber said.
In fact, in a study published earlier this year, Gruber and his colleagues at the London School of Economics found that if people had smartphones at home, the Internet would be less likely to be accessible in developing countries.
“A lot of people are living in a lot of poverty and a lot are living with their parents or grandparents,” he said.
“If we had a high density of people who were able to access the Internet, the people that had smartphones and could do so from home would be far less likely than if we had low density and a limited amount of internet.”
For example, if Gruber’s estimate is correct, he says that if every country had a smartphone, the global Internet would have a capacity of about one gigabit per second, or about the speed of a small laptop.
“That’s the capacity that’s going to be available,” he says.
In fact, the research suggests that the capacity to carry that much data is more limited in the developed world than in developing nations.
In any case, Gruberg said the lack of cell coverage is one reason the U might not be able be an Internet superpower.
“We’re in a very, very difficult position.
We have an extremely small population in the industrialized world, and we have very few of the Internet services that are required,” he told The Daily Beast.
“So there’s a big disconnect in our current Internet infrastructure.”
The paper also looked at the size of the global cellphone market, noting that in 2013, the market size was $1.5 trillion, or one in three of the world market.
“The U.K., for instance,” Gruberg notes, “has about 15.5 million people who use a mobile phone, but that’s a small number compared to the more than one billion people worldwide who have a cellphone.”
In addition to the question asking if people in the developing world have cellphones, the researchers also asked if they use Internet services, such as texting or instant messaging.
While they found that people in developing economies