(measure: subscribers per 100 people; Source: The International Telecommunication Union)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Mobile phone subscribers, per 100 people
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 40.42 subscribers per 100 people with a minimum of 0 subscribers per 100 people in 1960 and a maximum of 129.01 subscribers per 100 people in 2018.
The latest value from 2018 is 129.01 subscribers per 100 people. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 173
countries is 111.12 subscribers per 100 people.
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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.