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Mobile phone subscribers, in millions, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 197 countries was 43.85 million subscribers.The highest value was in China: 1718.41 million subscribers and the lowest value was in Tuvalu: 0.01 million subscribers. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million subscribers; Source: The International Telecommunication Union
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Countries Mobile phone subscribers, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 1718.41 1 1960 - 2020
India 1153.71 2 1960 - 2020
Euro area 412.92 3 1960 - 2020
Indonesia 355.62 4 1960 - 2020
USA 351.48 5 1960 - 2020
Russia 238.73 6 1960 - 2020
Brazil 205.83 7 1960 - 2020
Nigeria 204.23 8 1960 - 2020
Japan 195.05 9 1960 - 2020
Bangladesh 176.28 10 1960 - 2020
Pakistan 175.62 11 1960 - 2020
Philippines 149.58 12 1960 - 2020
Vietnam 138.93 13 1960 - 2020
Iran 127.62 14 1960 - 2020
Mexico 122.9 15 1960 - 2020
Thailand 116.29 16 1960 - 2020
Germany 107.4 17 1960 - 2020
South Africa 95.96 18 1960 - 2020
Egypt 95.36 19 1960 - 2020
Turkey 82.13 20 1960 - 2020
UK 79.01 21 1960 - 2020
Burma 78.55 22 1960 - 2020
Italy 77.58 23 1960 - 2020
France 72.75 24 1960 - 2020
South Korea 70.51 25 1960 - 2020
Colombia 67.67 26 1960 - 2020
Kenya 61.41 27 1960 - 2020
Spain 55.65 28 1960 - 2020
Argentina 54.76 29 1960 - 2020
Ukraine 53.98 30 1960 - 2020
Tanzania 51.22 31 1960 - 2020
Morocco 49.42 32 1960 - 2020
Poland 49.35 33 1960 - 2020
Algeria 45.56 34 1960 - 2020
Ethiopia 44.5 35 1960 - 2020
Peru 44 36 1960 - 2020
Malaysia 43.72 37 1960 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 43.22 38 1990 - 2020
DR Congo 40.8 39 1960 - 2020
Ghana 40.46 40 1960 - 2020
Ivory Coast 40.1 41 1960 - 2020
Nepal 38.21 42 1960 - 2020
Iraq 37.48 43 1960 - 2020
Sudan 35.2 44 1960 - 2020
Uzbekistan 33.39 45 1960 - 2020
Canada 32.36 46 1960 - 2020
Sri Lanka 29.73 47 1960 - 2020
Uganda 27.69 48 1960 - 2020
Australia 27.45 49 1960 - 2020
Mali 25.32 50 1960 - 2020
Chile 25.07 51 1960 - 2020
Kazakhstan 24.29 52 1960 - 2020
Afghanistan 22.68 53 1960 - 2020
Romania 22.59 54 1960 - 2020
Cameroon 22.35 55 1960 - 2020
Burkina Faso 22.12 56 1960 - 2020
Hong Kong 21.87 57 1960 - 2020
Netherlands 21.42 58 1960 - 2020
Cambodia 21.09 59 1960 - 2020
Guatemala 20.39 60 1960 - 2020
Zambia 19.1 61 1960 - 2020
Senegal 19.08 62 1960 - 2020
UA Emirates 18.37 63 1982 - 2020
Syria 16.66 64 1960 - 2020
Venezuela 16.54 65 1960 - 2020
Madagascar 15.87 66 1960 - 2020
Ecuador 15.49 67 1960 - 2020
Mozambique 15.46 68 1960 - 2020
Yemen 15.18 69 1960 - 2020
Tunisia 14.85 70 1960 - 2020
Angola 14.65 71 1960 - 2020
Niger 14.24 72 1960 - 2020
Guinea 13.8 73 1960 - 2020
Zimbabwe 13.19 74 1960 - 2020
Czechia 13 75 1960 - 2020
Sweden 12.79 76 1960 - 2020
Israel 12.27 77 1990 - 2020
Portugal 11.85 78 1960 - 2020
Bolivia 11.8 79 1960 - 2020
Belarus 11.7 80 1960 - 2020
Tajikistan 11.58 81 1960 - 2020
Belgium 11.53 82 1960 - 2020
Greece 11.41 83 1960 - 2020
Benin 11.14 84 1960 - 2020
Switzerland 11.02 85 1960 - 2020
Austria 10.72 86 1960 - 2020
Rwanda 10.61 87 1960 - 2020
Azerbaijan 10.34 88 1960 - 2020
Hungary 10.33 89 1960 - 2020
Malawi 10 90 1960 - 2020
El Salvador 9.95 91 1960 - 2020
Turkmenistan 9.38 92 1960 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 8.99 93 1960 - 2020
Somalia 8.84 94 1960 - 2020
Chad 8.69 95 1960 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 8.51 96 1960 - 2020
Singapore 8.44 97 1960 - 2020
Serbia 8.26 98 2004 - 2020
Bulgaria 7.95 99 1960 - 2020
Paraguay 7.87 100 1960 - 2020
Costa Rica 7.51 101 1960 - 2020
Haiti 7.32 102 1960 - 2020
Slovakia 7.29 103 1960 - 2020
Denmark 7.25 104 1960 - 2020
Finland 7.12 105 1960 - 2020
Jordan 6.99 106 1960 - 2020
Honduras 6.96 107 1960 - 2020
Sierra Leone 6.88 108 1960 - 2020
Kuwait 6.77 109 1960 - 2020
Burundi 6.63 110 1960 - 2020
Togo 6.52 111 1960 - 2020
Oman 6.28 112 1960 - 2020
New Zealand 6.15 113 1960 - 2020
North Korea 6 114 1960 - 2020
Nicaragua 5.98 115 1960 - 2020
Norway 5.83 116 1960 - 2020
Panama 5.83 117 1960 - 2020
Ireland 5.23 118 1960 - 2020
Georgia 5.1 119 1960 - 2020
Mauritania 4.93 120 1960 - 2020
R. of Congo 4.89 121 1960 - 2020
Papua N.G. 4.82 122 1960 - 2020
Uruguay 4.55 123 1960 - 2020
Croatia 4.38 124 1960 - 2020
Mongolia 4.36 125 1960 - 2020
Lebanon 4.29 126 1960 - 2020
Palestine 4.27 127 1990 - 2020
Laos 4.1 128 1960 - 2020
Botswana 3.83 129 1960 - 2020
Qatar 3.8 130 1960 - 2020
Lithuania 3.67 131 1960 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 3.51 132 1960 - 2020
Armenia 3.49 133 1960 - 2020
Puerto Rico 3.48 134 1960 - 2020
Moldova 3.42 135 1960 - 2020
Gabon 3.05 136 1960 - 2020
Libya 2.92 137 1960 - 2020
Namibia 2.9 138 1960 - 2020
Jamaica 2.87 139 1960 - 2020
Macao 2.79 140 1960 - 2020
Gambia 2.68 141 1960 - 2020
Albania 2.62 142 1960 - 2020
Slovenia 2.55 143 1960 - 2020
Latvia 2.05 144 1960 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 1.99 145 1960 - 2020
Estonia 1.93 146 1960 - 2020
G.-Bissau 1.91 147 1960 - 2020
Mauritius 1.91 148 1960 - 2020
North Macedonia 1.86 149 1960 - 2020
C.A. Republic 1.83 150 1960 - 2020
Eritrea 1.8 151 1960 - 2020
Bahrain 1.75 152 1960 - 2020
Liberia 1.65 153 1960 - 2020
Lesotho 1.56 154 1960 - 2020
Cyprus 1.24 155 1960 - 2020
Swaziland 1.24 156 1960 - 2020
Montenegro 1.08 157 2004 - 2020
Fiji 0.99 158 1960 - 2020
Suriname 0.9 159 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.89 160 1960 - 2020
Guyana 0.86 161 1960 - 2020
Comoros 0.78 162 1960 - 2020
Bhutan 0.75 163 1960 - 2020
Maldives 0.72 164 1960 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0.65 165 1960 - 2020
Malta 0.63 166 1960 - 2020
Brunei 0.54 167 1960 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.54 168 1960 - 2020
Bahamas 0.47 169 1960 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.47 170 1960 - 2020
Djibouti 0.43 171 1960 - 2020
Iceland 0.42 172 1960 - 2020
Barbados 0.3 173 1960 - 2020
Belize 0.26 174 1960 - 2020
N. Caledonia 0.26 175 1960 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.25 176 1960 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.2 177 1960 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.18 178 1960 - 2020
Seychelles 0.18 179 1960 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.17 180 1960 - 2020
Aruba 0.14 181 1960 - 2020
Grenada 0.12 182 1960 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.1 183 1960 - 2020
Andorra 0.09 184 1960 - 2020
Dominica 0.08 185 1960 - 2020
Bermuda 0.07 186 1960 - 2020
Samoa 0.07 187 1960 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0.06 188 1960 - 2020
Tonga 0.06 189 1960 - 2020
Kiribati 0.05 190 1960 - 2020
Liechtenstein 0.05 191 1990 - 2020
Gibraltar 0.04 192 1960 - 2020
Monaco 0.04 193 1960 - 2020
San Marino 0.04 194 1990 - 2020
Micronesia 0.02 195 1960 - 2020
Palau 0.02 196 2002 - 2020
Tuvalu 0.01 197 1960 - 2020

Economic outlook around the world

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.
1718.41
1153.71
412.92
355.62
351.48
238.73
205.83
204.23
195.05
176.28
175.62
149.58
138.93
127.62
122.90
116.29
107.40
95.96
95.36
82.13
79.01
78.55
77.58
72.75
70.51
67.67
61.41
55.65
54.76
53.98
51.22
49.42
49.35
45.56
44.50
44.00
43.72
43.22
40.80
40.46
40.10
38.21
37.48
35.20
33.39
32.36
29.73
27.69
27.45
25.32
25.07
24.29
22.68
22.59
22.35
22.12
21.87
21.42
21.09
20.39
19.10
19.08
18.37
16.66
16.54
15.87
15.49
15.46
15.18
14.85
14.65
14.24
13.80
13.19
13.00
12.79
12.27
11.85
11.80
11.70
11.58
11.53
11.41
11.14
11.02
10.72
10.61
10.34
10.33
10.00
9.95
9.38
8.99
8.84
8.69
8.51
8.44
8.26
7.95
7.87
7.51
7.32
7.29
7.25
7.12
6.99
6.96
6.88
6.77
6.63
6.52
6.28
6.15
6.00
5.98
5.83
5.83
5.23
5.10
4.93
4.89
4.82
4.55
4.38
4.36
4.29
4.27
4.10
3.83
3.80
3.67
3.51
3.49
3.48
3.42
3.05
2.92
2.90
2.87
2.79
2.68
2.62
2.55
2.05
1.99
1.93
1.91
1.91
1.86
1.83
1.80
1.75
1.65
1.56
1.24
1.24
1.08
0.99
0.90
0.89
0.86
0.78
0.75
0.72
0.65
0.63
0.54
0.54
0.47
0.47
0.43
0.42
0.30
0.26
0.26
0.25
0.20
0.18
0.18
0.17
0.14
0.12
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.02
0.02
0.01
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429.6
859.2
1288.8
1718.41
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