* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Mobile phone subscribers, in millions, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 157 countries was 52.98 million subscribers. The highest value was in China: 1780.61 million subscribers and the lowest value was in Palau: 0.02 million subscribers. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
China 1780.61 1 1960 - 2022
India 1142.93 2 1960 - 2022
USA 372.68 3 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 316.55 4 1960 - 2022
Russia 245.27 5 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 222.23 6 1960 - 2022
Brazil 212.93 7 1960 - 2022
Japan 207.65 8 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 192.78 9 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 180.2 10 1960 - 2022
Philippines 166.45 11 1960 - 2022
Iran 145.67 12 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 137.41 13 1960 - 2022
Mexico 127.87 14 1960 - 2022
Thailand 126.41 15 1960 - 2022
Germany 104.4 16 1960 - 2022
Egypt 103.45 17 1960 - 2022
South Africa 100.26 18 1960 - 2022
Turkey 90.3 19 1960 - 2022
UK 81.56 20 1960 - 2022
Colombia 80.81 21 1960 - 2022
Italy 78.5 22 1960 - 2022
South Korea 76.99 23 1960 - 2022
France 76.81 24 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 69.12 25 1960 - 2022
Kenya 65.74 26 1960 - 2022
Argentina 60.24 27 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 60.19 28 1960 - 2022
Spain 59.02 29 1960 - 2022
Burma 57.81 30 1960 - 2022
Morocco 52.96 31 1960 - 2022
Poland 52.59 32 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 49.84 33 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 49.3 34 1960 - 2022
Algeria 49.02 35 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 49.01 36 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 48.2 37 1990 - 2022
Malaysia 47.95 38 1960 - 2022
Iraq 43.69 39 1960 - 2022
Peru 41.55 40 1960 - 2022
Ghana 40.05 41 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 35.69 42 1960 - 2022
Canada 35.08 43 1960 - 2022
Sudan 34.67 44 1960 - 2022
Uganda 33.07 45 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 31.24 46 1960 - 2022
Australia 28.02 47 1960 - 2022
Chile 26.42 48 1960 - 2022
Mali 25.87 49 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 25.3 50 1960 - 2022
Angola 23.98 51 1960 - 2022
Romania 23.22 52 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 23.11 53 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 21.86 54 1960 - 2022
Senegal 20.85 55 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 20.78 56 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 20.74 57 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 20.55 58 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 20.04 59 1982 - 2022
Zambia 19.84 60 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 19.51 61 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 17.95 62 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 17.49 63 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 15.97 64 1960 - 2022
Benin 14.55 65 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 14.3 66 1960 - 2022
Libya 13.94 67 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 13.87 68 1960 - 2022
Israel 13.76 69 1990 - 2022
Czechia 13.48 70 1960 - 2022
Sweden 13.19 71 1960 - 2022
Portugal 12.79 72 1960 - 2022
Malawi 12.27 73 1960 - 2022
Chad 12.09 74 1960 - 2022
Belgium 11.87 75 1960 - 2022
Belarus 11.77 76 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 11.51 77 1960 - 2022
Greece 11.33 78 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 11.07 79 1960 - 2022
Austria 11.03 80 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 11 81 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 10.45 82 1960 - 2022
Hungary 10.37 83 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 10.15 84 1960 - 2022
Singapore 9.35 85 1960 - 2022
Somalia 8.84 86 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 8.66 87 1960 - 2022
Serbia 8.62 88 2004 - 2022
Bulgaria 7.96 89 1960 - 2022
Honduras 7.94 90 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 7.88 91 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 7.73 92 1960 - 2022
Jordan 7.63 93 1960 - 2022
Burundi 7.47 94 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 7.45 95 1960 - 2022
Denmark 7.44 96 1960 - 2022
Finland 7.13 97 1960 - 2022
Panama 6.89 98 1960 - 2022
Oman 6.75 99 1960 - 2022
Togo 6.56 100 1960 - 2022
Norway 6.01 101 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 5.95 102 1960 - 2022
Georgia 5.84 103 1960 - 2022
Ireland 5.69 104 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 5.36 105 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 4.84 106 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 4.74 107 1960 - 2022
Qatar 4.69 108 1960 - 2022
Croatia 4.48 109 1960 - 2022
Palestine 4.39 110 1990 - 2022
Botswana 4.35 111 1960 - 2022
Moldova 4.17 112 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 3.9 113 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 3.83 114 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 3.81 115 1960 - 2022
Armenia 3.76 116 1960 - 2022
Gabon 3 117 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 3 118 1960 - 2022
Namibia 2.91 119 1960 - 2022
Albania 2.78 120 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 2.67 121 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 2.65 122 1960 - 2022
Latvia 2.17 123 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 2.14 124 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 2.1 125 1960 - 2022
Estonia 2.06 126 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 2.05 127 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 2 128 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 1.56 129 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 1.47 130 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 1.39 131 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 1.27 132 2004 - 2022
Macao 1.21 133 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.93 134 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.89 135 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.84 136 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 0.74 137 1960 - 2022
Maldives 0.72 138 1960 - 2022
Malta 0.7 139 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.59 140 1960 - 2022
Brunei 0.53 141 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.52 142 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.46 143 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 0.4 144 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.32 145 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.26 146 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 0.21 147 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.2 148 1960 - 2022
Samoa 0.13 149 1960 - 2022
Andorra 0.11 150 1960 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 0.1 151 1960 - 2022
Kiribati 0.06 152 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 0.05 153 1990 - 2022
Gibraltar 0.04 154 1960 - 2022
Monaco 0.04 155 1960 - 2022
San Marino 0.04 156 1990 - 2022
Palau 0.02 157 2002 - 2022



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.

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1142.93
372.68
316.55
245.27
222.23
212.93
207.65
192.78
180.20
166.45
145.67
137.41
127.87
126.41
104.40
103.45
100.26
90.30
81.56
80.81
78.50
76.99
76.81
69.12
65.74
60.24
60.19
59.02
57.81
52.96
52.59
49.84
49.30
49.02
49.01
48.20
47.95
43.69
41.55
40.05
35.69
35.08
34.67
33.07
31.24
28.02
26.42
25.87
25.30
23.98
23.22
23.11
21.86
20.85
20.78
20.74
20.55
20.04
19.84
19.51
17.95
17.49
15.97
14.55
14.30
13.94
13.87
13.76
13.48
13.19
12.79
12.27
12.09
11.87
11.77
11.51
11.33
11.07
11.03
11.00
10.45
10.37
10.15
9.35
8.84
8.66
8.62
7.96
7.94
7.88
7.73
7.63
7.47
7.45
7.44
7.13
6.89
6.75
6.56
6.01
5.95
5.84
5.69
5.36
4.84
4.74
4.69
4.48
4.39
4.35
4.17
3.90
3.83
3.81
3.76
3.00
3.00
2.91
2.78
2.67
2.65
2.17
2.14
2.10
2.06
2.05
2.00
1.56
1.47
1.39
1.27
1.21
0.93
0.89
0.84
0.74
0.72
0.70
0.59
0.53
0.52
0.46
0.40
0.32
0.26
0.21
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0.11
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0.06
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