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Mobile network coverage, percent of the population, 2016 - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 based on 138 countries was 94.01 percent.The highest value was in Armenia: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Gabon: 1.9 percent. The indicator is available from 2012 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: International Telecommunication Union
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Countries Mobile network coverage, 2016 Global rank Available data
Armenia 100 1 2012 - 2016
Azerbaijan 100 2 2012 - 2016
Bahrain 100 3 2012 - 2016
Bhutan 100 4 2014 - 2016
Bolivia 100 5 2012 - 2016
Brazil 100 6 2012 - 2016
Bulgaria 100 7 2012 - 2016
Colombia 100 8 2012 - 2016
Costa Rica 100 9 2012 - 2016
Croatia 100 10 2012 - 2016
Cyprus 100 11 2012 - 2016
Estonia 100 12 2012 - 2016
Finland 100 13 2012 - 2016
Guatemala 100 14 2012 - 2016
Hong Kong 100 15 2012 - 2016
Indonesia 100 16 2012 - 2016
Israel 100 17 2012 - 2016
Italy 100 18 2012 - 2016
Kuwait 100 19 2012 - 2016
Lithuania 100 20 2012 - 2016
Malta 100 21 2012 - 2016
Namibia 100 22 2012 - 2016
Netherlands 100 23 2012 - 2016
Nicaragua 100 24 2012 - 2016
Norway 100 25 2012 - 2016
Peru 100 26 2012 - 2016
Qatar 100 27 2012 - 2016
Singapore 100 28 2012 - 2016
Slovakia 100 29 2012 - 2016
Sweden 100 30 2012 - 2016
Switzerland 100 31 2012 - 2016
Taiwan 100 32 2012 - 2016
Tr.&Tobago 100 33 2012 - 2016
Uganda 100 34 2012 - 2016
UA Emirates 100 35 2012 - 2016
Uruguay 100 36 2012 - 2016
Belgium 99.9 37 2012 - 2016
Greece 99.9 38 2012 - 2016
Japan 99.9 39 2012 - 2016
Mexico 99.9 40 2012 - 2016
North Macedonia 99.9 41 2012 - 2016
Poland 99.9 42 2012 - 2016
Romania 99.9 43 2012 - 2016
Rwanda 99.9 44 2012 - 2016
South Africa 99.9 45 2012 - 2016
South Korea 99.9 46 2012 - 2016
Ukraine 99.9 47 2012 - 2016
USA 99.9 48 2012 - 2016
Albania 99.8 49 2012 - 2016
Bosnia & Herz. 99.8 50 2012 - 2016
Czechia 99.8 51 2012 - 2016
Egypt 99.8 52 2012 - 2016
Serbia 99.8 53 2012 - 2016
Spain 99.8 54 2012 - 2016
Paraguay 99.7 55 2012 - 2016
Slovenia 99.7 56 2012 - 2016
UK 99.7 57 2012 - 2016
Malawi 99.6 58 2012 - 2016
China 99.5 59 2012 - 2016
Denmark 99.5 60 2013 - 2016
Montenegro 99.5 61 2012 - 2016
Nigeria 99.4 62 2012 - 2016
Saudi Arabia 99.4 63 2012 - 2016
Morocco 99.2 64 2012 - 2016
Georgia 99.1 65 2012 - 2016
Lebanon 99.1 66 2012 - 2016
Algeria 99 67 2012 - 2016
Australia 99 68 2012 - 2016
Austria 99 69 2012 - 2016
Bangladesh 99 70 2012 - 2016
Benin 99 71 2012 - 2016
Cambodia 99 72 2012 - 2016
Canada 99 73 2012 - 2016
France 99 74 2012 - 2016
Germany 99 75 2012 - 2016
Hungary 99 76 2012 - 2016
Iceland 99 77 2012 - 2016
Ireland 99 78 2012 - 2016
Jordan 99 79 2012 - 2016
Luxembourg 99 80 2012 - 2016
Mauritius 99 81 2012 - 2016
Moldova 99 82 2012 - 2016
Oman 99 83 2012 - 2016
Philippines 99 84 2012 - 2016
Portugal 99 85 2012 - 2016
Tunisia 99 86 2012 - 2016
Latvia 98.8 87 2012 - 2016
Domin. Rep. 98.5 88 2012 - 2016
Cape Verde 98.4 89 2012 - 2016
Botswana 98 90 2012 - 2016
Seychelles 98 91 2013 - 2016
Sri Lanka 98 92 2012 - 2016
Turkey 98 93 2012 - 2016
Ivory Coast 97.9 94 2012 - 2016
Kyrgyzstan 97.7 95 2012 - 2016
Guyana 97.1 96 2012 - 2016
New Zealand 97 97 2012 - 2016
Thailand 97 98 2012 - 2016
Ecuador 96.9 99 2012 - 2016
Swaziland 96.8 100 2012 - 2016
Laos 96 101 2014 - 2016
Panama 96 102 2012 - 2016
Malaysia 95.4 103 2012 - 2016
Chile 95 104 2012 - 2016
Jamaica 95 105 2012 - 2016
Russia 95 106 2012 - 2016
Tanzania 95 107 2012 - 2016
Iran 94.2 108 2012 - 2016
Argentina 94.1 109 2012 - 2016
Gambia 94 110 2012 - 2016
India 93.5 111 2012 - 2016
Lesotho 92.7 112 2012 - 2016
Madagascar 92.2 113 2012 - 2016
Senegal 91.6 114 2012 - 2016
Mongolia 91.3 115 2012 - 2016
Ethiopia 90 116 2012 - 2016
Venezuela 90 117 2012 - 2016
Honduras 89.9 118 2012 - 2016
Kenya 89.1 119 2012 - 2016
Zimbabwe 88 120 2012 - 2016
El Salvador 87.6 121 2012 - 2016
Ghana 87 122 2012 - 2016
Kazakhstan 86.6 123 2012 - 2016
Chad 86 124 2012 - 2016
Pakistan 81.5 125 2012 - 2016
Guinea 80 126 2013 - 2016
Nepal 80 127 2012 - 2016
Zambia 78 128 2012 - 2016
Burma 73 129 2014 - 2016
Mozambique 72 130 2012 - 2016
Vietnam 70 131 2012 - 2016
Haiti 63.3 132 2016 - 2016
Mauritania 62 133 2012 - 2016
Liberia 60 134 2013 - 2016
Cameroon 58 135 2012 - 2016
Burundi 30 136 2012 - 2016
Mali 20 137 2012 - 2016
Gabon 1.9 138 2013 - 2016


Economic outlook

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.
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