Mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population reached 51.0 % in 2018 in Somalia, according to World Bank. This is 4.50 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population in Somalia reached an all time high of 51.0 % in 2018 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Somalia's main peers, mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population in Djibouti amounted to 41.2 %, 36.2 % in Ethiopia, 96.3 % in Kenya and 53.7 % in Yemen in 2018.
Somalia has been ranked 163rd within the group of 179 countries we follow in terms of mobile phone penetration as a percentage of population, 11 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology which provide access to the public switched telephone network.