(measure: million subscribers; Source: The International Telecommunication Union)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
North Korea: Mobile phone subscribers, in millions
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1960 to 2017. The average value for North Korea during that period was 0.41 million subscribers with a minimum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 3.81 million subscribers in 2017.
The latest value from 2017 is 3.81 million subscribers. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 195
countries is 41623468.03 million subscribers.
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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.