25 January 2010 Mobile phones, 25 years on It's 25 years since the first call was made on the UK's mobile phone network on a phone that was large, heavy and gave 30 minutes of talk time. How things have changed. The anniversary of the first call was celebrated last week at Cellular 25, held at the Science Museum in London. The presentations, including some by mobile industry pioneers, threw up some interesting statistics. For instance, 94% of the traffic on the UK's mobile phone network is now data or internet access - just 6% is voice calls. Last year, everyone sent, on average, 1213 text messages. More than 5billion texts will be sent and received today. And a typical 21 year old will have spent 10,000 hours talking on their mobile. But problems are looming. Spectrum is becoming a precious resource and, according to one presenter, the Laws of Physics are coming into play. Click here for a video that gives a range of interesting statistics about the changing world of communications. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Shaping NPL's future The Universities of Strathclyde and Surrey have been named as ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.