(measure: percent; Source: International Telecommunication Union)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Africa: Mobile network coverage, percent of the population
For that indicator, International Telecommunication Union provides data for South Africa from 2012 to 2016. The average value for South Africa during that period was 99.82 percent with a minimum of 99.8 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 99.9 percent in 2016.
The latest value from 2016 is 99.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 138
countries is 94.01 percent.
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Definition: Mobile network coverage measures the percentage of inhabitants who are within range of a mobile cellular signal, irrespective of whether or not they are subscribers. This is calculated by dividing the number of inhabitants within range of a mobile cellular signal by the total population.