Afghanistan: Mobile phone subscribers

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 Afghanistan

Mobile phone subscribers, in millions

 Latest value 22.68
 Year 2021
 Measure million subscribers
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 5.15
 Min - Max 0.00 - 23.93
 Source The International Telecommunication Union
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 5.15 million subscribers with a minimum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 23.93 million subscribers in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 22.68 million subscribers. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 196 countries is 43.10 million subscribers. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Mobile phone subscribers - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Mobile phone subscribers - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service that provide access to the PSTN using cellular technology. The indicator includes (and is split into) the number of postpaid subscriptions, and the number of active prepaid accounts (i.e. that have been used during the last three months). The indicator applies to all mobile cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications. It excludes subscriptions via data cards or USB modems, subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, telepoint, radio paging and telemetry services.


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 Internet users 18.40 2020 percent
 Internet subscribers 27 2021 thousand subscribers
 Internet subscribers, per 100 people 0.07 2021 percent
 Mobile phone subscribers 22.68 2021 million subscribers
 Mobile phone subscribers, per 100 people 56.55 2021 subscribers per 100 people
 Airline passengers 0.29 2021 million passengers
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