Japan Ministry releases annual report showing 2+ billion hours, 250K years!, of mobile voice calls in 2011: http://bit.ly/QcynSq
Japanese mobile phone users made a quarter of a million years’ worth of voice calls in fiscal 2011, according to preliminary report [Jpn] by the Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The government has carried out this survey every year since 1992 to help with guide decisions on infrastructure investment.
The latest results published show a total of 59.17 billion calls were made from cellphones in the 12 months to April 1, 2012, with conversations lasting 2.27 billion hours, a ministry official said. The figure is equivalent to 259,132 years with total minutes of use decreasing by 1.8% compared to the previous year, said the spokeswoman. Hat-tip to AFP Relax.