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Media > Mobile phones: Countries Compared

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Staff response to Ndatega, comment posted on 2011-04-05 13:32:02

There's some developing countries on the list but we hope to be updating the whole indicator soon.
DEFINITION: Mobile cellular per 100 population (2002).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Taiwan 106.45 per 100 people 2002
2 Luxembourg 101.34 per 100 people 2002
3 Hong Kong 92.98 per 100 people 2002
4 Italy 92.65 per 100 people 2002
5 Iceland 90.28 per 100 people 2002
6 Sweden 88.5 per 100 people 2002
7 Czech Republic 84.88 per 100 people 2002
8 Finland 84.5 per 100 people 2002
9 United Kingdom 84.49 per 100 people 2002
10 Norway 84.33 per 100 people 2002
11 Greece 83.86 per 100 people 2002
12 Denmark 83.33 per 100 people 2002
13 Austria 82.85 per 100 people 2002
14 Spain 82.28 per 100 people 2002
15 Portugal 81.94 per 100 people 2002
16 Singapore 79.14 per 100 people 2002
17 Switzerland 78.75 per 100 people 2002
18 Belgium 78.63 per 100 people 2002
19 Ireland 75.53 per 100 people 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 74.07 per 100 people 2002
20 Netherlands 72.24 per 100 people 2002
21 Germany 71.67 per 100 people 2002
22 South Korea 67.95 per 100 people 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 66.02 per 100 people 2002
23 France 64.7 per 100 people 2002
24 Hungary 64.64 per 100 people 2002
25 Australia 63.97 per 100 people 2002
26 Japan 62.11 per 100 people 2002
27 New Zealand 61.84 per 100 people 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 58.59 per 100 people 2002
28 Slovakia 54.36 per 100 people 2002
29 United States 48.81 per 100 people 2002
30 Brunei 40.06 per 100 people 2002
31 Canada 37.72 per 100 people 2002
32 Poland 36.26 per 100 people 2002
33 Malaysia 34.88 per 100 people 2002
34 Turkey 34.75 per 100 people 2002
35 Thailand 26.04 per 100 people 2002
36 Mexico 25.45 per 100 people 2002
37 Philippines 17.77 per 100 people 2002
38 China 16.09 per 100 people 2002
39 Indonesia 5.52 per 100 people 2002
40 Vietnam 2.34 per 100 people 2002
41 Cambodia 1.66 per 100 people 2002
42 Laos 1 per 100 people 2002
43 Burma 0.03 per 100 people 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Mobile phones. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Telecommunication Union. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Mobile-phones

Media > Mobile phones: Countries Compared Map

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Mobile phones are becoming the most important communication tool in the world. There are now more mobile phones than computers, and the number is expected to reach 2 billion world wide by the year 2006. The number of mobile phones in the developed world is increasing, with many countries expected to surpass the 100 percent penetration rate. This is because some people will have more than one mobile phone - one for work and one for home, or perhaps a mobile and a mobile data card to connect their computer to the Internet.


The bottom of the list is dominated by tiny nations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and many countries in Africa. Although developing countries are at the bottom of the list, they are also seeing an increase in mobile phone usage. A recent study commissioned by Vodafone (PDF) indicates that mobile phone use in Africa is growing faster than anywhere else in the World, and that 97% of people surveyed in Tanzania said they could access a mobile phone, while just 28% could access a land line phone. Asian countries have the highest mobile phone penetration of developing nations, helped by their proximity to Japan and South Korea and the fact that many mobile factories are located there. The telecommunications companies prefer mobile technology because there is less infrastructure to install, so in many cases citizens can afford mobiles when they can't afford (or get) land lines. Vodafone has also indicated it intends to drop mobile phone call rates to compete with landline businesses in a number of countries.

Posted on 10 Mar 2005

James, Staff editor

James, Staff editor

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Staff response to Ndatega, comment posted on 2011-04-05 13:32:02

There's some developing countries on the list but we hope to be updating the whole indicator soon.

Posted on 06 Apr 2011

Staff Editor

Staff Editor

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Why cant we get stats per state? This would be nice..

Posted on 09 Apr 2010

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