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Mobile phone subscribers, in millions, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 45 countries was 23.79 million subscribers. The highest value was in Russia: 245.27 million subscribers and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 0.04 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
Russia 245.27 1 1960 - 2022
Germany 104.4 2 1960 - 2022
Turkey 90.3 3 1960 - 2022
UK 81.56 4 1960 - 2022
Italy 78.5 5 1960 - 2022
France 76.81 6 1960 - 2022
Spain 59.02 7 1960 - 2022
Poland 52.59 8 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 49.3 9 1960 - 2022
Romania 23.22 10 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 20.74 11 1960 - 2022
Czechia 13.48 12 1960 - 2022
Sweden 13.19 13 1960 - 2022
Portugal 12.79 14 1960 - 2022
Belgium 11.87 15 1960 - 2022
Belarus 11.77 16 1960 - 2022
Greece 11.33 17 1960 - 2022
Austria 11.03 18 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 10.45 19 1960 - 2022
Hungary 10.37 20 1960 - 2022
Serbia 8.62 21 2004 - 2022
Bulgaria 7.96 22 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 7.45 23 1960 - 2022
Denmark 7.44 24 1960 - 2022
Finland 7.13 25 1960 - 2022
Norway 6.01 26 1960 - 2022
Ireland 5.69 27 1960 - 2022
Croatia 4.48 28 1960 - 2022
Moldova 4.17 29 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 3.83 30 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 3.81 31 1960 - 2022
Albania 2.78 32 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 2.67 33 1960 - 2022
Latvia 2.17 34 1960 - 2022
Estonia 2.06 35 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 2.05 36 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 1.39 37 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 1.27 38 2004 - 2022
Malta 0.7 39 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.46 40 1960 - 2022
Andorra 0.11 41 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 0.05 42 1990 - 2022
Gibraltar 0.04 43 1960 - 2022
Monaco 0.04 44 1960 - 2022
San Marino 0.04 45 1990 - 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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