Which Country Has the Most Mobile Phones?

Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (mil), 2015
Telcos & Hi-Tech | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in mobile cellular subscriptions with 1,292 mil followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Monaco with 0.034 mil, Liechtenstein with 0.041 mil and Cayman Islands with 0.093 mil.

Total mobile cellular subscriptions reached 7,194 mil in 2015 in the World according to World Bank. This is 2.59 % more than in the previous year and 69.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total mobile cellular subscriptions reached an all time high of 7,194 mil in 2015 and an all time low of 0.023 mil in 1980. The average annual growth amounted to 43.5 % since 1980.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 18.0 % of mobile cellular subscriptions in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 37.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.5 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Mobile Cellular Subscriptions indicator page.