The world population (of people) will reach 7 billion in October 2011.
The global mobile penetration rate will be 86 percent, up from 74 percent at the 5 billion connections point.
India's wireless population is about 600 million subscribers in 2011. Previous estimates had included about 250 million inactive accounts.
Digitimes Research projects Apple to take the top spot among global smartphone vendors for the entire calendar year of 2011, leading the way with nearly 19% of the market at 86.4 million units. Apple is projected to easily top Nokia, whose shipments appear set to drop 25% to under 75 million.
The total number of smartphones shipped in 2011 is projected to be 462 million.