* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Mobile phone subscribers, per 100 people, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 197 countries was 109.32 subscribers per 100 people.The highest value was in Macao: 430.13 subscribers per 100 people and the lowest value was in Micronesia: 19.13 subscribers per 100 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: subscribers per 100 people; Source: The International Telecommunication Union
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Countries Mobile phone subscribers, per 100 people, 2020 Global rank Available data
Macao 430.13 1 1960 - 2020
Hong Kong 291.65 2 1960 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 187.89 3 1960 - 2020
Seychelles 186.58 4 1960 - 2020
UA Emirates 185.78 5 1982 - 2020
Montenegro 171.97 6 2004 - 2020
Thailand 166.61 7 1960 - 2020
Russia 163.59 8 1960 - 2020
Botswana 162.84 9 1960 - 2020
South Africa 161.8 10 1960 - 2020
Kuwait 158.53 11 1960 - 2020
Turkmenistan 155.47 12 1960 - 2020
Japan 154.22 13 1960 - 2020
El Salvador 153.39 14 1960 - 2020
Suriname 153.31 15 1960 - 2020
Ivory Coast 152 16 1960 - 2020
Iran 151.95 17 1960 - 2020
Mauritius 150.41 18 1960 - 2020
Costa Rica 147.47 19 1960 - 2020
Estonia 145.17 20 1960 - 2020
Burma 144.36 21 1960 - 2020
Singapore 144.35 22 1960 - 2020
Malta 143.39 23 1960 - 2020
Vietnam 142.73 24 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg 142.18 25 1960 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 142.05 26 1960 - 2020
Israel 141.76 27 1990 - 2020
Cyprus 139.64 28 1960 - 2020
Sri Lanka 138.84 29 1960 - 2020
South Korea 137.54 30 1960 - 2020
Gabon 137.01 31 1960 - 2020
Philippines 136.5 32 1960 - 2020
Malaysia 135.09 33 1960 - 2020
Panama 135.02 34 1960 - 2020
Lithuania 134.89 35 1960 - 2020
Morocco 133.89 36 1960 - 2020
Oman 133.85 37 1960 - 2020
Slovakia 133.52 38 1960 - 2020
Peru 133.45 39 1960 - 2020
Mongolia 133.12 40 1960 - 2020
Colombia 133 41 1960 - 2020
Maldives 132.78 42 1960 - 2020
Palau 132.64 43 2002 - 2020
Aruba 132.06 44 1960 - 2020
Qatar 131.84 45 1960 - 2020
Nepal 131.15 46 1960 - 2020
Chile 131.14 47 1960 - 2020
Uruguay 131.02 48 1960 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 130.45 49 1960 - 2020
Poland 130.4 50 1960 - 2020
Ghana 130.21 51 1960 - 2020
Indonesia 130.01 52 1960 - 2020
Kazakhstan 129.38 53 1960 - 2020
Ukraine 129.34 54 1960 - 2020
Finland 128.5 55 1960 - 2020
Italy 128.31 56 1960 - 2020
Liechtenstein 128.22 57 1990 - 2020
Germany 128.19 58 1960 - 2020
Georgia 127.85 59 1960 - 2020
New Zealand 127.49 60 1960 - 2020
Switzerland 127.31 61 1960 - 2020
Sweden 126.66 62 1960 - 2020
Cambodia 126.12 63 1960 - 2020
Tunisia 125.67 64 1960 - 2020
Denmark 125.21 65 1960 - 2020
Mali 125.01 66 1960 - 2020
Netherlands 124.98 67 1960 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 124.13 68 1990 - 2020
Belarus 123.86 69 1960 - 2020
Iceland 123.49 70 1960 - 2020
Slovenia 122.7 71 1960 - 2020
Brunei 122.65 72 1960 - 2020
Puerto Rico 121.77 73 1960 - 2020
Andorra 121.66 74 1960 - 2020
Tajikistan 121.46 75 1960 - 2020
Czechia 121.39 76 1960 - 2020
Euro area 121.26 77 1960 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 121.18 78 1960 - 2020
Argentina 121.17 79 1960 - 2020
Serbia 120.22 80 2004 - 2020
China 119.39 81 1960 - 2020
Spain 119.02 82 1960 - 2020
Austria 119 83 1960 - 2020
Bahamas 118.5 84 1960 - 2020
Armenia 117.74 85 1960 - 2020
Romania 117.44 86 1960 - 2020
UK 116.38 87 1960 - 2020
Portugal 116.26 88 1960 - 2020
San Marino 114.94 89 1990 - 2020
Bulgaria 114.35 90 1960 - 2020
Kenya 114.2 91 1960 - 2020
Namibia 114.06 92 1960 - 2020
Senegal 113.95 93 1960 - 2020
Guatemala 113.82 94 1960 - 2020
France 111.46 95 1960 - 2020
Gambia 110.81 96 1960 - 2020
Fiji 110.6 97 1960 - 2020
Saint Lucia 110.55 98 1960 - 2020
Paraguay 110.27 99 1960 - 2020
Greece 109.5 100 1960 - 2020
Bermuda 109.19 101 1960 - 2020
Guyana 108.83 102 1960 - 2020
Latvia 108.76 103 1960 - 2020
Grenada 108.42 104 1960 - 2020
Australia 107.66 105 1960 - 2020
Norway 107.46 106 1960 - 2020
Swaziland 107.14 107 1960 - 2020
Bangladesh 107.04 108 1960 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 106.98 109 1960 - 2020
Hungary 106.96 110 1960 - 2020
Croatia 106.59 111 1960 - 2020
USA 106.19 112 1960 - 2020
Mauritania 106.08 113 1960 - 2020
Ireland 106 114 1960 - 2020
Burkina Faso 105.81 115 1960 - 2020
Dominica 105.58 116 1960 - 2020
Gibraltar 105.19 117 1960 - 2020
Guinea 105.04 118 1960 - 2020
Zambia 103.92 119 1960 - 2020
Algeria 103.89 120 1960 - 2020
Bahrain 102.77 121 1960 - 2020
Barbados 102.65 122 1960 - 2020
Azerbaijan 102.02 123 1960 - 2020
Bolivia 101.13 124 1960 - 2020
Uzbekistan 99.75 125 1960 - 2020
Belgium 99.48 126 1960 - 2020
Nigeria 99.07 127 1960 - 2020
Cape Verde 97.98 128 1960 - 2020
Turkey 97.38 129 1960 - 2020
G.-Bissau 97.25 130 1960 - 2020
Jamaica 97.03 131 1960 - 2020
Brazil 96.84 132 1960 - 2020
Bhutan 96.57 133 1960 - 2020
Mexico 95.32 134 1960 - 2020
Syria 95.2 135 1960 - 2020
Egypt 93.18 136 1960 - 2020
Iraq 93.17 137 1960 - 2020
Benin 91.9 138 1960 - 2020
N. Caledonia 91.07 139 1960 - 2020
Albania 91 140 1960 - 2020
Monaco 90.43 141 1960 - 2020
Nicaragua 90.22 142 1960 - 2020
Comoros 89.88 143 1960 - 2020
North Macedonia 89.38 144 1960 - 2020
Zimbabwe 88.76 145 1960 - 2020
R. of Congo 88.62 146 1960 - 2020
Ecuador 87.77 147 1960 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 87.49 148 1960 - 2020
Sierra Leone 86.3 149 1960 - 2020
Tanzania 85.75 150 1960 - 2020
Canada 85.74 151 1960 - 2020
Moldova 84.79 152 1960 - 2020
Cameroon 84.2 153 1960 - 2020
Palestine 83.78 154 1990 - 2020
India 83.6 155 1960 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 82.87 156 1960 - 2020
Rwanda 81.95 157 1960 - 2020
Sudan 80.26 158 1960 - 2020
Vanuatu 80.17 159 1960 - 2020
Pakistan 79.51 160 1960 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 79.49 161 1960 - 2020
Togo 78.71 162 1960 - 2020
Tuvalu 76.32 163 1960 - 2020
Lesotho 72.94 164 1960 - 2020
Honduras 70.28 165 1960 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 69.01 166 1960 - 2020
Jordan 68.49 167 1960 - 2020
Belize 66.39 168 1960 - 2020
Haiti 64.19 169 1960 - 2020
Lebanon 62.83 170 1960 - 2020
Uganda 60.53 171 1960 - 2020
Niger 58.82 172 1960 - 2020
Tonga 58.66 173 1960 - 2020
Afghanistan 58.26 174 1960 - 2020
Venezuela 58.18 175 1960 - 2020
Madagascar 57.31 176 1960 - 2020
Laos 56.35 177 1960 - 2020
Burundi 55.77 178 1960 - 2020
Somalia 55.65 179 1960 - 2020
Papua N.G. 53.85 180 1960 - 2020
Chad 52.89 181 1960 - 2020
Malawi 52.3 182 1960 - 2020
Yemen 50.89 183 1960 - 2020
Eritrea 50.78 184 1960 - 2020
Mozambique 49.47 185 1960 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 45.97 186 1960 - 2020
Kiribati 45.76 187 1960 - 2020
DR Congo 45.55 188 1960 - 2020
Angola 44.56 189 1960 - 2020
Djibouti 43.93 190 1960 - 2020
Libya 42.52 191 1960 - 2020
Ethiopia 38.71 192 1960 - 2020
C.A. Republic 37.91 193 1960 - 2020
Samoa 34.78 194 1960 - 2020
Liberia 32.68 195 1960 - 2020
North Korea 23.27 196 1960 - 2020
Micronesia 19.13 197 1960 - 2020


Economic outlook

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.
430.13
291.65
187.89
186.58
185.78
171.97
166.61
163.59
162.84
161.80
158.53
155.47
154.22
153.39
153.31
152.00
151.95
150.41
147.47
145.17
144.36
144.35
143.39
142.73
142.18
142.05
141.76
139.64
138.84
137.54
137.01
136.50
135.09
135.02
134.89
133.89
133.85
133.52
133.45
133.12
133.00
132.78
132.64
132.06
131.84
131.15
131.14
131.02
130.45
130.40
130.21
130.01
129.38
129.34
128.50
128.31
128.22
128.19
127.85
127.49
127.31
126.66
126.12
125.67
125.21
125.01
124.98
124.13
123.86
123.49
122.70
122.65
121.77
121.66
121.46
121.39
121.26
121.18
121.17
120.22
119.39
119.02
119.00
118.50
117.74
117.44
116.38
116.26
114.94
114.35
114.20
114.06
113.95
113.82
111.46
110.81
110.60
110.55
110.27
109.50
109.19
108.83
108.76
108.42
107.66
107.46
107.14
107.04
106.98
106.96
106.59
106.19
106.08
106.00
105.81
105.58
105.19
105.04
103.92
103.89
102.77
102.65
102.02
101.13
99.75
99.48
99.07
97.98
97.38
97.25
97.03
96.84
96.57
95.32
95.20
93.18
93.17
91.90
91.07
91.00
90.43
90.22
89.88
89.38
88.76
88.62
87.77
87.49
86.30
85.75
85.74
84.79
84.20
83.78
83.60
82.87
81.95
80.26
80.17
79.51
79.49
78.71
76.32
72.94
70.28
69.01
68.49
66.39
64.19
62.83
60.53
58.82
58.66
58.26
58.18
57.31
56.35
55.77
55.65
53.85
52.89
52.30
50.89
50.78
49.47
45.97
45.76
45.55
44.56
43.93
42.52
38.71
37.91
34.78
32.68
23.27
19.13
0
107.5
215.1
322.6
430.13
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