* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Mobile phone subscribers, in millions in Asia:

The average for 2019 based on 46 countries was 106.34 million subscribers.The highest value was in China: 1746.24 million subscribers and the lowest value was in Brunei: 0.57 million subscribers. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million subscribers; Source: The International Telecommunication Union
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
1746.24
1151.48
341.28
186.51
167.32
165.57
165.41
136.23
129.61
118.06
68.89
61.14
44.60
41.30
37.22
33.38
30.78
25.72
22.58
21.46
21.42
19.60
19.39
15.36
11.70
10.75
9.90
9.38
9.03
8.62
7.78
7.33
6.38
5.38
4.42
4.36
4.30
4.24
3.92
3.81
3.62
2.18
1.90
0.83
0.73
0.57
0
436.6
873.1
1309.7
1746.24



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.
Mobile phone subscribers around the world
Mobile phone subscribers in Europe
Mobile phone subscribers in Africa
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Mobile phone subscribers in South America
Mobile phone subscribers in Australia
Mobile phone subscribers in the European union
Mobile phone subscribers in Sub Sahara Africa
Mobile phone subscribers in MENA
Mobile phone subscribers in South East Asia
Mobile phone subscribers in Latin America


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