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Which Country Has the Highest Mobile Phone Penetration?

Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) (%), 2019
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 178 countries in 2019, Macao ranked the highest in mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population with 345% followed by Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates. On the other end of the scale was Dem. People's Republic of Korea with 15.0%, Eritrea with 20.4% and Central African Republic with 32.3%.

Data for more countries are available at Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) indicator page.

Mobile Phone Penetration (As % of Population) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Botswana % 157% 163% 164% 152% 147%
Costa Rica % 150% 146% 155% 170% 179%
Hong Kong % 239% 238% 233% 243% 252%
Kuwait % 182% 206% 200% 194% 176%
Lithuania % 152% 144% 143% 146% 153%
Macao % 298% 315% 315% 321% 329%
Maldives % 150% 153% 163% 171% 181%
Montenegro % ... 159% 162% 161% 166% 166%
Russia % 151% 153% 157% 158% 156%
Seychelles % 146% 161% 156% 159% 173%
Singapore % 155% 147% 147% 150% 147%
South Africa % 143% 145% 159% 147% 155%
Thailand % 138% 142% 150% 174% 176%
Turkmenistan % 114% 132% 141% 151% 163%
United Arab Emirates % 175% 183% 194% 213% 209%